On a high plain at 450 m above sea level, nestled among peaks (the highest being monte Torru at 620 m), lakes (Bidighinzu, Cuga and Temo) and valleys dotted with olive groves and vineyards. Ittiri is in the Coros region, a sub-dividision of Logudoro, and boasts almost nine thousand inhabitants. It is steeped in history. Ptolemy (II century CE), in his treatise on the island, named the Coracenes, a Nuragic tribe (hence Coros), as its original inhabitants. They were followed by Libyans, Galatians, Etruscans, Phoenicians, Carthaginians and, finally the Romans. Cistercian monks began building abbeys and churches here starting in the year 1000. Two of them date to the XIII century: Paulis and Nostra Signora di Coros, graced with Romanesque and Gothic architecture altered over time. The base of the parish church of San Pietro in Vincoli is also from that same period and seems to have been built over the remains of a Roman temple. The façade was rebuilt with a Neoclassical flair in the late XIX century. The oldest remaining part is the choir, with a cross vaulted ceiling. The patron saint is celebrated in June.