Overhanging a limestone cliff, the convent was built by some hermits in the 10th century on the Toppo Tanella di Montemalbe, on the foundations of an ancient Etruscan temple, later transformed into a church by the order of the Fratres de Montismalbe. Permanently abandoned in the 16th century, it was then reused in the 19th century by a peasant family.
The interior, despite much of the structure in a state of neglect, preserves interesting fragments of 14th century frescoes attributed to the Maestro di Paciano. Even today, going down a steep staircase in the rock, the original nucleus of the hermitage can be distinguished, a cavern, perhaps the primitive shelters for anchorites.
Strada del Sasso
Loc. Monte Malbe