Village of San Salvatore
The village of San Salvatore is a temporary religious centre like so many others scattered around the whole Sardinia. It consists of several houses, mostly small, arranged in rows around the church and a large plaza. The centre becomes lively during the novenas and the feast of the saint, which is celebrated on the first Sunday of September. It is also attended by farmers during periods of sowing in the autumn and the harvest of wheat in the summer.
The church of San Salvatore, at the centre of the square, was built during the Spanish period, at the end of the 17th century AD, above the underground sanctuary of pagan origins later transformed into a place of Christian worship. The building is rectangular (13.3 x 9.6 m), oriented north-east, is preceded by a small quadrangular cloister supported by two pillars of sandstone. The interior is divided into two aisles: the left ended by the presbytery, the right completed by the sacristy.
The first houses of the village were built around the church for the needs of worshippers, it is supposed by the 18th century AD. The village eventually reached its current size, almost identical to those attested in the mid 19th century AD.