Chiesa Santa Croce Montonein

The Church of Santa Croce is located in the main square of the city it is of monastic origin and is among the oldest churches of Montone. In a document dated back to 1170, the Benedictines of the Monastery of St. Bartholomew of Camporeggiano donated the land on which the church was to be built; this monastery derived from other oldest monastery of Fonte Avellana, where Sant’Albertino Montone lived and died. He was a Camaldolese Prior who was invoked as a protector for the cure of the hernia. In his first pastoral visit, the Bishop Muzi mentions a work of art, “The Last Supper” by the Flemish Dionigi Calvaert, which is now visible in the Collegiata.