About 300 meters to the north of the apogean chapel Saint Nicola, the small church SS Eremiti is positioned on the same eastern slope of the gravine. It stands out for an elaborated and accurate façade, obtained by the chiseling of the rock also to extend the space in front of it which is still existent at the point of superimposition of the Pliocene tuff to the compact calcareous ones half way up the slope, difficult to climb because it is 12 meters higher than the bottom of the gravine. The person who is looking from the opposite side, from the right to the left, can see two high pointed arch recesses, which aren’t deep, the entryway to the church, architraved but enclosed in a pointed arch of the same height of the recesses; then on the left again, a recess – shorter, narrower and deeper than other two on the right of the entryway to the church – near which there are two caves, greatly damaged. Looking closer, the recesses on the right disclose sepulchral arcosolium; there are evident traces of two graves – one for each recess – oriented in north-
The frescoes represent: the one on the left of the altar Saint Eustachio riding a horse while piercing a deer, and between its horns Christ’s bust appears and his words <<IT=Placido perchè mi insegui?>>, <<Placid, why are you chasing me?>> that are painted in the same direction of the Saint’s head, on the right of the Archangel Gabriele who is holding a scepter and a globe. Different from other cave churches, the church of SS Eremiti has a beautiful decorated façade even if the arches were built to obtain some tombs. Once through the doorway the church appears relatively untouched in its original structure. Its extremely simple iconography (two trapezoids), its volumetric linear and rigorous shape, the same arches of the niche on the left wall and the ones on the entryway to the recess, greatly reduced, give a sense of peace and tranquility.