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The itinerary features religion, ancient history, archaeology and culture that melt together, through the district where once the farmers from Campidano settled.
Villanova district


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Legs of the route

  • A

    Basilica of San Saturnino

    Piazza San Cosimo

    Paleochristian complex dating back to the 5th century, which includes the Byzantine-Protoromanesque church (also called Church of SS. Cosma e Damiano) and the Christian necropolis, in which many Byzantine and Roman Age remains were found.

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  • B

    Church of San Lucifero

    Via San Lucifero, 78

    The Church of San Lucifero is located in Villanova district, a short-distance from the Basilica of San Saturnino.

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  • C


    Via San Lucifero, 71

    The building of the Ex-slaughterhouse is located in the historic district of Villanova. Construction works, started in 1845, ended in 1852. The slaughterhouse was operative until 1964.

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  • D

    World War I Casualties Memorial Field

    Via Sonnino

    Monument commemorating the Sardinian casualties of World War I. Designed by local architect Ubaldo Badas in 1935.

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  • E

    Church of San Giacomo

    Piazza San Giacomo, 3

    It was probably erected around the 14th century in the Catalan Gothic style, then restored in the 18th and 19th century. It preserves a wooden sculpted group and an earthen Lamentation, both dating back to the 15th century, as well as a 1769 organ.

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  • F

    Crypt of San Domenico

    Via XXIV Maggio, 5

    The crypt is located under the modern Church of San Domenico. It was built in the 14th century, in gothic-catalan style, with Dominican cloister and convent enclosed ; it was destroyed by the bombing in 1943.

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  • G

    Church of San Domenico

    Piazza San Domenico, 4
    Via XXIV Maggio

    It was built in the 50s on the ruins of the ancient Catalan Gothic church, destroyed by the bombings of 1943. Its remains can be seen in the crypt, also called lower church, which can be visited, along with the cloister, from via XXIV Maggio.

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  • H

    San Saturnino open air gallery

    via San Saturnino

    The graffiti street

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