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CHURCH OF ST. ROCCO


The church has been built recently (during the '60s) and does not present any particular architectural feature. It has three naves and a basilican typology. Above the potral there is a  ceramic image of the saint.The ancient church, miraculously escaped to the landslide of 1765, used to rise in the area where, at present, there is Piazza Belvedere. Restored in 1840 - together with the removal of rubber and the restoration of the town-hall and of the fountain of St. Rocco -  it became the symbol of the rebirth of Roccamontepiano.But the church being very small and ruined, it was entirely rebuilt in another place and bigger than the old one, in order to make it more suitable for the well-diffused worship of the saint.


THE FOUNTAIN AND THE CAVERN


The fountain of St. Rocco is a recent construction which presents a "L" shape and seven spouts; it was built to substitute an older one. The origin of the old fountain goes back to a period preceeding the 1765 landslide.The cavern is a legendary place. According to the tradition, in fact, St. Rocco, who was wandering in this place during the 14th century, found shelter in a little cavern and made miraculous the waters of a spring that was in its inside.The worship of St. Rocco make people come to this place and get wet with this water in order to prevent or recover from illnesses.

 

 


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