Paganism and Christianity, prehistory and antiquity: fusion is the key word in a place with a bewitching atmosphere, where you can breathe in the thousand-year history of the island, from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages, in a whirlwind of events with a common denominator, sacredness. In Santa Sabina, just a short distance from Silanus, a village in the Marghine region, on a boundless plain covered in greenery, the Nuragic people established dwellings and places of worship 3500 years ago. Later, at the dawn of Christianity, right next to the nuraghe, as if to capture its ancestral energy, the first church of Santa Sabina (Sarbana, in Nuorese dialect) was built. The jewel of art, one of the most significant and original early medieval architectures on the island, was rebuilt between the 10th and 11th centuries: its layout with three rooms covered by a dome in the centre is reminiscent of the early Christian baptisteries of the late Roman era. In fact, Christian sanctuaries were often built on top of pagan places of worship in order to impose supremacy and replace them, even materially.