ARCHITECT, Italian
(active 11th century in Sardinia)

Exterior view

11th century
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Basilica di San Gavino, Porto Torres (Sardegna)

This church was built over the tomb of Saint Gabinus in the 11th century. It was founded in the early 11th century by Gonario I, duke of Torres and Arborea, who commissioned the work to Pisan masters. The construction continued under his son Barisone I, and was inaugurated by the duke Marianus I of Arborea and archbishop Constantine of Castra in 1080.

The church has two apses, one on each shorter side of the rectangular plan. The exterior is decorated by blind columns and Lombard bands.