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Villanova: photo description (Villanova)

Villanova is one of the districts of the Sardinian city of Cagliari, located outside the historic center, but no less interesting. This and the adjacent neighborhoods were designed and built after the Second World war, but here you can also find the monuments of culture and architecture that have become popular tourist attractions, and to enjoy the colorful scenery.

In the town of San Lucifero is the eponymous Church, and is visible near the early Christian Basilica of San Saturnino is one of the oldest churches of Sardinia. Attracts the attention of the whitewashed Church of Nostra Signora di Bonaria with a monastery - its name recalls the medieval legends about shipwrecks and wonders, what happened after the happy discovery of the icon with the image of the virgin Mary. In the castle of San Michele and on the hill, which was soon to be turned into an archaeological Park, the history of Cagliari is closely intertwined with the dramatic stories of the aristocrats who once lived here.

In the sacristy of the Church of Nostra Signora di Bonaria houses a collection of miniature ships and themed canvases depicting the faith of the sailors in the miraculous deeds of their patron Saint. And in the district of La VEGA is located the Museum of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry and the Museum of Geology, paleontology and geography with extensive collections of interesting artifacts.

Villanova and the neighboring blocks can be of interest to shoppers in April and may at Viale Diaz open pavilions of the international fair "Fiera Internazionale", and activities such as Turisport, Sardhotel, Christmas fair, the Fair of furniture and design are held regularly throughout the year.