It was for excellence Episcopalian center, from which the name, and in a certain sense contrasted to Farfa.
The church of Santa Maria della Lode was cathedral and center of the bishop of Sabina up to 1495.
It was built in the IX century, but the bell tower was built later (XII century).
The project is to Latin cross to unique aisle, the walls decorated by a pictorial cycle, represent biblical events and of the New Will. On the against-faÃ§ade the fresco of a grandiose universal judgment.
The crypt of more remote epoch, rises on the rests of a preexisting church built in turn on a Roman building. To the outside the open space with the excavations of the Roman town hall.