Pieve di Santa Maria

In all probability, the Romanesque Church of Santa Maria was built shortly after the year one thousand outside the village, close to the River Grue. The facade, where the central nave is the dominant feature with its low sloping sides, is decorated with hanging arches divided by slender columns that continue along the exterior walls and the apse. Restored in the 1930s after centuries of neglect, the church today has a basilica layout with three naves defined by half columns and topped by a trussed roof. The central apse, still unaltered, has traces of an 11th century fresco portraying a Christ Pantocrator. The right hand nave gives access to the crypt that was built after the original church and has six stone columns with square capitals holding up the vaulted ceiling.

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