historic centre the tourist can see the famous ‘case a corte’ and some beautiful
Palace was built in the 15th century for defensive purposes. The
façade has an elegant portal with two columns in every side and a statue
representing a coat of arms. In the upper part there are some beautiful windows.
Its rooms are large and the courtyard is also very interesting. Between the 19th
and the 20th century people also built some charming villas such as
Villa Bruni, Villa Carelli, Villa Grassi, Villa Saetta and Villa Ida. The Mother
Church is dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption and was built in the 17th
century. The front is very simple while the second façade is richly decorated in
baroque style. Inside there are some finely decorated altars, a beautiful wooden
Crucifix, an 18th century pipe organ, paintings on sacred subjects
and a wonderful fresco of the 15th century. the Church of the Virgin
was built between the end of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th
century. The façade and the inside are richly decorated. The Chapel of St
Anthony Abbot is in the historic centre, it dates to the 17th century
and is quite simple. The small church of san Filii was built in
1970 on a pre-existing structure. It has a beautiful fresco of the 16th
century representing Our Lady of Constantinople. The Chapel of the Baptist is
probably the oldest religious building of this village because it dates to the
16th century. Inside the tourist will find some beautiful wooden
statues and interesting paintings. The Chapel of the Crucifix was built probably
towards the 18th century. the façade is decorated in Gothic style
while the inside is very simple. The patron saint of the village is St Anthony
of Padua and the population celebrates him on the first Sunday of August.
of the people of Monteroni is “scarpa pulita” (clean shoes). There is nothing
those words they only refer to their job.
around the village is not big enough to allow them to agriculture or
cattle-breeding and they decided to specialize in the shoe handicraft.