The Church of Santa Lucia is situated along the provincial road Cagliari-Santadi that passed through the forest of Gutturu Mannu. Originally it was in front of the actual Church (at about 50 metres). It was built with raw bricks and outside there was an open gallery supported by a pillar of bricks; afterwards it was transported in the large square of the Santa Maria’s Church. The scarce maintenance and the type of material ruined the Church in a short time: already in 1963 the roof collapsed and although its reconstruction united to that of the small bell gable, in 1965 it was decided, on the initiative of a group of peasants, to start the works for reconstructing the new and actual Church.
The foundations were dug by hand, the labour was offered for nothing and the tiles were presented by a business. It is built with bricks of cement and plastered outside; it appears sober and humble in its appearance. It was finished and inaugurated in 1967.
Since that year, the festival, that is celebrated the first Saturday after the festival of the Assumption, recovered its importance: the population participates numerous to the traditional ritual that keeps unchanged its stages and its development.
The simulacrum, which during the rest of the year is guarded in the Church of Santa Giusta, is put on a coach (its construction was ordered by Don Raimondo Fresia) drawn by a yoke of oxen. In that way the simulacrum is taken in procession until the country Church.
The whole way (about 10 km) is followed by a train of believers and by the characteristic traccas (wagons, drawn by horses and oxen, decked out). The simulacrum remains here for two days, during which there are the celebrations, and after comes back to the village on Sunday.
Fiancata chiesa Santa Lucia
Piazzale chiesa di santa Lucia
Chiesa Santa Lucia Facciata
Targa conclusione lavori chiesa
Antica chiesa decaduta
Albero del comitato (sa matta de is orberis)
Volontari per la ristrutturazione dell'antica chiesa
Pineta Santa Lucia