Our Lady of Bonaria
Sardinia, in Italy is one of the biggest tourist attracting towns boasting all manner of attractions. These may include culture, geography, history, agriculture, nature, landscape, ancient ruins, you name them. The town has a rich history which comes fully backed by evidence that can be seen in the buildings that are there, in the ruins that have been evacuated there, by the ancient architectural styles that many buildings there don, by the strong presence of the Catholic religion in the town, and if you were looking for a place to find all of these, I would suggest that you get down to your nearest Travel agent or Tour operator and enquire about taking a trip to Sardinia. You can visit ruins, convents, cathedrals, gardens, you can indulge the locals in their culture you name it.
If you are a lover of history and religion, you might want to visit the Shrine Nostra Signora di Bonaria, also known as The Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria. This is a modern looking building that would probably not even pass for a church at first glance, because of its modern architecture of low ceilings and square windows, but it does hold a history worth finding out about. The Shrine Nostra Signora di Bonaria is located on the western side of Lido di Ostia in Caliagri, a dilapidated old neighbourhood that makes the church stand out of place. The church is run by the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy sect, which has run it since 1335. Construction of the church begun in 1704, and it was completed towards the end of the 20th century AD, when it opened its doors to the public. In 1943 it suffered major damage caused by bombings from the world war, but it was renovated reopening in 1998 in time for Easter.