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Church of San Michele Arcangelo

The church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Meati is first mentioned in a document dating back to 1055.

Like the town of Meati, it has Lombard origins, as the dedication of the building to the Archangel Michael, a religious figure akin to the culture and warrior sensibility of that population, witnesses.









The building has a Latin cross plan layout, ending with an apse preceded by a rectangular span, a square cross space surmounted by a dome, and the hall, divided into three spans. The façade of the church is the portion of the building in which the original Romanesque features are most visible, in spite of numerous subsequent interventions.


Itinera Romanica (Romanesque itineraries)

Today the church is a major stop on one of the many Romanesque itineraries that characterize the Upper Tyrrhenian area between Italy and France.

Nature, historical and cultural routes that pass through small hillside villages and rural environments along paths and ancient tracks can be encountered, where minor religious architectures such as churches, basilicas, parish churches and chapels are to berediscovered and enhanced.