Oratory of San Biagio, Roncoscaglia

The Oratory of San Biagio is Romanesque-style, Roman Catholic parish chapel or church located in the frazione of Roncoscaglia in the Apennine hills above the town of Sestola in the province of Modena, region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


This oratory was erected in the 13th century and still retains sculpted images on the portal.[1] Some of the carved images depict demons, hence a nickname of chiesa del diavolo. It is only open for certain festival days. [2]


  1. ^ La patria; geografia dell' Italia: Provincie di Modena e Reggio nell'Emilia, by Gustavo Chiesi, with Gustavo Strafforello, editor, Turin (1902), page 202.
  2. ^ Apennino Modenese website, entry on church.