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Insediamenti rupestri in città

San Giovanni Staveta


Since the VIIIth century to XVth a peculiar spread of rupestrian settlements developed in the southern areas, especially in Apulia region, built up thanks to monastic communities who came from Greece around which underground villages carved into the soft tufa were settled. There are many church-caves with fine frescoes from the Byzantine school within the urban area; the church of Madonna del Soccorso, Santa Maria Amalfitana and San Leonardo on request can be visited.