Lonely Church

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Sometimes you stumble across something amazing, literally in the middle of nowhere and that is the case with the lovely Santissima Trinità di Saccargia.

On-route from Alghero we spot this stripey marvel from the main road and can’t help but pull over for a closer look.

The church is the most important Romanesque site in the island and makes for an arresting sight sat all alone.

The striking stripey construction is entirely in local stone – black basalt and white limestone, with a typical Tuscan Romanesque style.

The church was finished in 1116 over the ruins of a pre-existing monastery, and consecrated on October 5 of the same year.

Published by collymarples

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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