BASILICA OF SAINT SATURNINO
|Where is it : Piazza San Cosimo|
The basilica is the oldest church in Sardinia.
It dates to the fifth-sixth century after Christ.
It was built on the grave of Saturnino, a young man from Cagliari who died in 304.
Saturnino was killed because he would not foreswear his Christian faith.
The center of the church is topped by a dome.
Inside there are columns and other parts of ancient roman buildings.
The basilica was modified in the following centuries.
Around the church is a wide cemetery which was used in the first centuries of Christianity.
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