Walk - San Biagio's Church
Simple walk immersed in the ancient history of a small church, a destination for pilgrimages, especially in the times of pestilence.
<p>Dedicated to Saint Biagio Bishop of Sebaste in Armenia whose martyrdom dates back to 316.</p>
<p>It stands on an archaeological site not yet explored, near an ancient little village.</p>
<p>Nearby there was built in 1640 a hermitage, destroyed by an arson in 1669, in which there was a hermit custodian of the church.</p>
<p>It is news of a last hermit in 1767.</p>
<p>The church was a destination for pilgrimages, especially in the times of pestilence and in those circumstances some victims of the disease were buried: in the summer of 1951, during restoration work, three skeletons buried without coffins were found next to the church. The small church in the classroom is a fourteenth-century building, enlarged in current architectural forms in 1506.</p>