The Chiesa di San Giacomo is just outside Montieri on the Strada Provinciale 11 Pavone.
Hidden behind a long stretch of oaks, this ancient Romanesque church was built during the 13th century. Its crumbling stone facade betrays its age and, while its exterior is extremely humble, its interior is decorated with painted panels that depict religious figures in a style that is both earthy and endearing.
It was restored in the 17th century by the first Marquis of Montieri, Biagio Capizzucchi.
Keep an eye out for the beautiful font that was taken from the former Romanesque church, the Chiesa di San Paolo, and the small room to the left where the Blessed Giacomo Papocchi lived in the second half of the 13th century.
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