In Sardinia, Saint Valentine is su santu coiadori, the ‘saint who marries’. The only church on the island dedicated to the protector of lovers is in Sadali, a picturesque town with medieval origins and agro-pastoral traditions in the historical region of Barbagia di Seulo, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and a way station for the Trenino Verde. The village celebrates its patron saint three times a year: on the ‘classic’ date of 14th February, then on 8th May and 6th October. The devotion derives from a legend - a vagabond came carrying a statue of the saint, stopping in Sadali in front of a waterfall. Upon resuming his journey, despite all his efforts, he was unable to budge the statue. The people of Sadali jealously guarded the simulacrum, even erecting a ‘temple’ dedicated to the saint. From the parish church, the spectacle of nature perpetually flowing in front of this place of worship took its name - the Cascata di San Valentino, as the only waterfall on the island to flow within a town. Indeed, according to the canon and historian Flavio Cocco, who lived throughout the first half of the 20th century, it was the only such example in all of Europe.