L’Abbazia di San Salvatore in Summano rises in the hamlet of Montalto in the municipality of Sarsina. Its origins are ancient and already in 1041 it is documented in a notarial deed. The name “Summano” seems to refer to Pluto or Jupiter, the Summo Mane. The abbey hosted for a long time the monks who followed the Benedictine rule and subsequently took over the Camaldolese order. In 1568 Pius V joined the abbey to the diocese of Sarsina.
The structure of the church is very simple with a single nave that opens at the bottom in a circular apse. The outer walls and the graceful bell tower are almost intact while the roof has collapsed completely. Despite the settlements, the architecture of the abbey retains a unique charm, just as the surrounding landscapes are unique. The abbey preserves a few decorative elements inside, since most of them were removed to avoid the theft. Among the remains taken and preserved elsewhere, both the marble heritage and the three bas-reliefs representing Christ among the archangels Gabriele and Michele are noteworthy.