Chiesa Rupestre di San Nicola

Casalrotto, Mottola, Apulia Italy

[Greek Orthodox]

The church is in one of the underground villages dug into the rock of the gorge. For four hundred years these villages hid the people during invasions by Byzantines, Goths, Longobards, Slavs, Franks and Saracens. There are thirty underground churches in the area.

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