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On a hill in the countryside of Borutta is the Church of San Pietro di Sorres. At his side, back, are the Benedictine monastery; both are distinguished by the same masonry bicroma of rows of white limestone and dark lava rock. The contrast between the agricultural landscape, utterly devoid of houses, and the greatness of the Church makes it look more imposing facade and its 11 metres high. In antiquity the reliefs and peaks were felt as safe or at least defensible locations, for this were often home to settlements.
Archaeological findings have proved that the land on which stands the complex of San Pietro di Sorres was inhabited since Neolithic times. The settlement on the Hill is testified by the remains of a nuraghe that was where in the middle ages the prospectus was built East of the Church with the great apse and three mullioned Windows (Windows with a single opening) that offer plenty of light at dawn the presbytery.
The ages ranging from the 8th to the 10th to Sardinia a moment of silence of the sources. The lack of news is particularly severe for Sorres why, then, was born the village. Were probably the needs of worship of that young country inhabited by shepherds and farmers who led to the costruziione of the Church. The lack of a local building tradition able to pleasure a big church and then cover it with stone once led to the maestranza search capable. These were from overseas as well as evidenced by the Pisan Romanesque style. In 12th century documents concerning Sorres and his Church refer to as this is now the seat of the Bishop. The building was constructed in two stages, one in the second half of the 11th century, the other from the second half of XII. The dimensions are considerable: 33 meters long and 13 meters wide. Inside he finds himself outfitted with large pillars and large arches that divide the House into three naves. The control unit is larger than the laterals; all are covered with cross vaults. Among the things to note in a visit to the Church include a large screen, which is a stone slab decorated with two large inlaid wheels dating from the late 12th century, positioned along the right aisle; the inscription, which often threatens to pass unnoticed, located below the large entrance portal in the façade, where it reads the name of Mariane maistro (master Mariano), probably the one who directed the construction of the Church. The presence of a signature is a rare and important because it provides a paper on building and testifies to the consciousness that the artist had himself and his work.

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