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Basilica di Santa Maria del Regno, Ardara

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Basilica di Santa Maria del Regno is located in Ardara. Basilica di Santa Maria del Regno is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Ardara Edition.
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  • Coming via the "direttissima" Oschiri-Olbia, take a secondary to Ardara. On the northern outskirts of the village of Ardara, close and almost subsumed to the town, is situated on a small piazza Santa Maria del Regno. Leave your car in the adjacent streets and stop to admire it inside and out. It is very important because it represents the only evidence of what was the capital of the Giudicato (Kingdom of Torres) in the middle ages. It was the residence of the Bishop of Bisarcio (more prominent place not to be missed for via della Cattedrale di sant'antioco). S. Maria del Regno is simple in its structure in black stone of trachyte and Romanesque-Pisan style and has always been a point of reference: it was the oath and the investiture of judges of Torres. Inside, very impressive due to the dark color of the walls, on the high altar there is a beautiful icon of the 16th century altarpiece with scenes from the life of Christ magnificently renovated. Also interesting are the frescos on the columns of the nave (17th century?): recently restored partly bear the images of apostles and fathers of the Church who welcome the passage of the visitor with Dour faces. The visit to this preciousness is worth the trip. Find out about opening times in different seasons.
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  • Medieval Romanesque church on a hill. One of the most beautiful churches in Sardinia, don't be fooled by the dark color and the simplicity of the façade, which is nice for me as well. Inside, above the columns is decorated with late medieval panels and above all by a beautiful 17th-century retable above the high altar. Attention to hours of opening, if it is closed you can give it a try by calling the parish priest at the number listed, is amenable, if he is not open. Free admission.
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  • Basilica of Templar origins, the frescoes are preserved perfectly and restorations performed with offers. If it is closed, there is the cell of Parson, wonderful person, that is to open up x. Beautiful Sundial in front of the church square. A wonder off the beaten tourist track
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