Cloister of San Francesco

The church and convent of San Francesco are among the most interesting and precious testimonies left by the Frati Minori Conventuali (Order of Friars Minor Conventuals) in Sardinia.

The cloister was an open space surrounded by four sides of porticos. The convent incorporates several wings developed on the model of open loggias on the ground floor, arranged around a green area that was accessed by large round arches in pink trachyte.

Unfortunately, the lack of documentary sources and the damage suffered during the 1940s (when it was used as an air-raid shelter) do not allow us to assert whether the cloister we see today is the original one.

Currently, as a result of restoration work, a part of the original complex has been recovered.

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