Built in the eleventh century by Camaldolese monks, this is the only Maremman Romanesque church not to have been restored in subsequent centuries. Its walls are decorated with stone in the pagan style, taken from the French churches of the time.

Stone leaves, animals and tiny human figures look down at you, highlighted by large mullioned windows and columns. It's all the more beautiful if you stop to realise that the octagonal structure has endured nearly 1,000 years. This ruined church is located outside of Magliano on the S.S 323.

Photo: Nadia Fondelli via Flickr.

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