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Montecchio di Giano (PG):
Church of S. Rocco

[image ALT: missingALT. It is a rear view of the church of S. Rocco in Montecchio, Umbria (central Italy).]

The little brown sign in the photo above states, on what grounds I can't tell you, that this one-room church on the outskirts of Montecchio dates to the 14c. The visitor can get that on our own: St. Rocco was, with St. Sebastian, the great protector against the plague, and the plague struck Europe in the 1340s.

The actual architecture, in fact, to me looks earlier: 12c or 13c; churches can and do change name.

[image ALT: A more or less cubical building, about 5 meters in every direction, of rough stone masonry with a square door, a small rectangular window above it, and a decorative brick arch surrounding most of the façade. It is a view of the façade of the church of S. Rocco in Montecchio, Umbria (central Italy).]

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