Starting from the middle of the 18th century a great attention has interested suburban churches typically medieval, whereas other buildings evaluated through the “minor architecture”, had been preserved in their materiality by means of continuous liturgical use. Within the large heritage of North Sardinia, the churches constitute a very relevant monument typology for variety and number, as well as the building category most involved in financing for restoration in the early 2000s. The north Sardinian landscape often shows an extremely fragile heritage, made up of small buildings, religious monuments no more placed on used road systems, but scattered all over the countryside and hardly accessible, that defined in the past a geographically diffused liturgical use. This study  concerns the suburban minor religious architecture in North Sardinia, especially the exam of the restoration approach in the past decades, the state of conservation of this widespread heritage comparable to a unique widespread monument, the dynamics of damage and a workable strategy for the future valorization. An accurate knowledge of existing heritage characters, within the virtuous example of the works realized on restored buildings and the identification of current issues, constitutes the starting point to identify a respectful and organized intervention methodology, that gets the action of time on memory and materiality slower, extending as much as possible the life of the monument.
Minor architecture of surburban churches in north Sardinia. An analysis for a possible valorization / Dessi', Maria; Piredda, Piervanna. - (2022), pp. 74-83. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Diagnosis, Conservation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage. XIII Convegno internazionale tenutosi a Napoli nel 14-15-16 dicembre 2022.