The Church of Sant’Agostino

Hermitage of Montespecchio

This one is the hardest to reach. To get there, you have to climb a very steep narrow path called “Conventaccio” by the local inhabitants. The hermitage, dedicated to Mary, was founded in 1190 by a hermit named Giovanni, as a result of a donation by the Capolungo family. An unusual characteristic of this hermitage, differentiating it from the others in the Tuscany area, is its walls of salmon pink and black stone. Of the church, only the skeleton remains, while the surface occupied by the ancient convent is still visible. Montespecchio, for reasons still shrouded in mystery, was almost always in close contact with Lecceto, but, in contrast to Lecceto, it only officially adopted the Augustinian Rule in 1255.