DAVID DONNINI TALKS PROGRAMMA EVENTI YOUTUBE CONFERENZE LIBRI BEAUTY OF SARDINIA
Admire in San Lorenzo (Ussana) the IV cent. AD
ROMAN THERMAL BATHS


Photographs by David Donnini

The building, dating back to the 4th century AD, was to be part of a "rustic villa" (farm) which later became an extensive curtis in the high-medieval period. In this period a small church dedicated to San Lorenzo was built on the ruins of the baths, of which the foundations remain. The thermal complex is mainly made of bricks and consists of a central rectangular room (in which the church's hall was obtained) corresponding to the tepidarium, bounded by different rooms with opposing apses due to the calidaria. The two baths for cold baths (frigidaria) and the oven for heating the water located in the apsed body are also visible.