The Municipality of Bono in Sardinia: ancient village of Goceano

Bono is a town located in northern Sardinia rich in history and tradition, surrounded by picturesque and very relaxing landscapes.

It rises 500 meters above sea level on the slopes of Mount Rasu and is considered the "capital" of Goceano.

The traditional village tells much of its history through its churches, squares and historic buildings.

Bono and its points of interest

bono church

1. The Church of St. Michael the Archangel

Built in the late 1200s and early 1300s, it is one of the most beautiful churches in the diocese of Ozieri.

Inside it houses the ancient 15th-century wooden statue of St. Michael, nearly two meters high.

Also noteworthy is the precious gilded silver chalice from the 14th century. On July 20, 1796, it was stolen by the soldiers of "Pintoreddu" who plundered Bono. Fortunately, the parish priest at the time obtained restitution from the Viceroy.

2. Bia Lada Square

You can admire a grand mural created by the painter Liliana Cano which tells us the troubled history of Giovanni Maria Angioy and the events surrounding this illustrious figure.
Giovanni Maria Angioy, in fact, was a protagonist of the Sardinian Revolution.

In 1796, the Viceroy created a military commission led by Efìsio Pintor Sirigu, known as "Pintoreddu" to forcibly subjugate villages in revolt against feudalism, including Bono, and capture Giovanni Maria Angioy

The expedition took possession of the hill of St. Raymond's Church, and the Bonesi, took refuge on the mountainside from where they could spy on the military's movements

The village was looted by abusing the food and wine taken from the cellars. The Bonesi meanwhile stood quietly and always at lookouts, waiting for an opportunity to swoop down on the rest of the committee.

When the soldiers left and set up camp below Benetutti, the Bonesi came down from the mountain. They suddenly pounced on the soldiers, and the first thing they did was to take possession of the cannons, which were carried in triumph and placed in the square of the church of San Raimondo.

3. The church of St. Raymond

Very dear to the inhabitants because many youth of Bono and Goceano received education and instruction in that school.

St. Raymond is dedicated to a festival held annually on August 30/31 and September 1, during which there is an evocative procession where traditional clothes, decorated ox carts, horsemen and mythical musical instruments parade

4. Municipal House

The elegant building dating back to 1893, where the City Hall is located.