In the remote hamlet of a small town in Piemonte, you can still find the remains of small church with the annexed parsonage, built by the villagers long time ago. The building does not belong to the Curia of Turin, and that’s why, despite the beauty of the structure, the magnificent frescoes on the ceiling and on the floor are nowadays completely abandoned to weather conditions and acts of vandalism. An old inhabitant, one of the 26 still living in this small fraction, took the trouble to preserve the small church, closing the gate entrance with a little, rusty padlock.
Some of those villagers are even intending to renovate the entire building at their own expenses, but the mayor has shown no real interest, apparently. Today, the state of the structure is as you can see in our photos. One of the many little gems of beauty that we leave behind, unattended, in our short-sighted journey.