Church of St. Rocco


Church of St. Rocco
The building of this church, located just outside the town, was initiated in 1657 by the people who had survived the recent plague, as stated in the inscription on the lintel of the entrance portal: "AD HONORE B. ROCCHI 1657 ". The decorative work continued until 1666, when the church was consecrated and opened for worship. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the building underwent further...

Church of Santa Maria Maggiore


Church of Santa Maria Maggiore
The present church is the result of a reconstruction carried out in the mid 20th century following extensive damage caused by a fire in 1943. Documentary sources however allow us to trace its origins much further back to the 14th century. According to tradition, the construction was begun by two women who were refugees in the village following the destruction of their own village of Roccapizzi....

Church of the Madonna del Casale


Church of the Madonna del Casale
The church of the Madonna del Casale, or the Madonna del Carmine, is situated on the Cinquemiglia plateau, away from and above the village of Rocca Pia, on the side of one of the mountains that surround the vast plain. The dating of this church is not conclusive but a stylistic analysis suggests it as being from the 14th century. It is not inconceivable, however, that it might have been...