This little church is definitely one of the oldest in the area. It came from the “curtis” system of land ownership that was widespread during the 8th and 9th centuries. This church was linked to Montorso Castle, which was only 80m away but now no longer present; several Farfense documents, the Gregorian Land Office and a photograph from the 1950s testify to the castle’s existence. After the 9th century, the church would become part of the Castrum Buclani, or Bucchiano Castle. The determining feature for its historical dating is a small south-facing door, made with recycled Roman materials, probably originating from the Hellenistic – Roman Sanctuary, rediscovered in contrada Cuma. This type of door, which can be found in many churches of the beginning of the Roman age, was almost certainly brought to the area by Benedictine monks. The original church structure changed, as the apse part was enlarged or rebuilt entirely of sandstone with a pointed arch. Inside there is still a Tuscan-style column (from the 2nd century BC), used as a font. It has a rounded cornice, which most likely came from a Roman temple nearby. A fresco, which originally came from this church but is now preserved in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary of Monte Rinaldo, portrays St. Clare warding off the Saracens. Other small fragments of fresco still remain in the church, as well as candelabras from the 1500s.

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