Monterano is an abandoned ancient village located in the northern part of Lazio, in Italy.
It has been the set for hundreds movies such as Ladyhawke (1985) or Ben-Hur (1959).
These ruins are the rest of a fire that bursted in 1799.
St. Bonaventura’s facade was a Baroque masterpiece and it has been copied on lots of other churches all over Italy.
The octagonal fountain is a reproduction of a Bernini’s work.
The original has been moved and nowadays it lays in front of the Town Hill in Canale Monterano (the modern village, a few miles away from these ruins).
An odd fact, when you are still far away from the church it seems that the fountain is set aside but it is right in front of it.
There were some genious architects at that time who liked to play with perspective.