In the X and XI centuries developed in the Marche Benedictine settlements returning, after the dark ages of the Gothic wars and the Lombard invasions, to occupy the valleys.
In particular, in the vallesina the monastic architecture takes original characters derived from the fusion of Lombard-Romanesque and Byzantine styles. Stone buildings, with essential volumes yet elegant, lightened by simply gothic decorations, on planimetric plants of clear greek-oriental matrix.
A fusion of art that, with different accents, can be felt in all the italian adriatic coast and in part within that of Dalmatia.
However, studying the medieval religious architecture of the various areas of Europe, it is surprising to note the stylistic affinity of the orthodox churches in the remote region of Raska, in the southern Serbia, in the district of Novi Pazar. [...]