Country side churches, erected by shepherds beginning at the end of the 1600’s, have architecture similar to barnyards: cheap and basic.

They were of fundamental importance in the culture of the times as they represented a point of reference and were at the center of all of life’s important moments, from baptism to funeral.

Still today they are places of encounter for the faithful, local people and tourists in a mixture of sacred and secular which can be concretely experienced in the numerous country fairs held during religious holidays.

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