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Foundation of Santa Maria di Bonarcado

A 12th-century document, more exactly the most ancient paper of the Condaghe di Santa Maria di Bonarcado, reports that the sovereign of Arborea Costantino I de Lacon-Serra and his wife,  Anna de Zori, instituted a donation and a monastery in the honour of the Trinity and the Virgin Mary, with the consent of the archbishop of Oristano, to be entrusted to the Camaldolese abbot of San Zeno in Pisa. As a requirement, Camaldolese monks had to be sent from Pisa to build and take care of the monastery, working in the fields in the honour of God, Saint Mary, Saint Benedict and Saint Zeno.



The time of Romanesque