The chapels of the hamlets of Roccavione are part of the housing fabric developed near the municipal administrative centre between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when the villages were densely populated by families whose livelihood was due to the agro-silvo-pastoral activities, characteristic of the alpine area. With the depopulation and the transformation of the peripheral settlements into second homes, the chapels have gradually fallen into disuse and are now used for recurrences and activities related to local folklore.
These are sacred buildings built between the first half of the seventeenth century and the middle of the nineteenth century which underwent restoration work, some even cumbersome, starting from the second post-war period. Despite the antiquity of some of them they are buildings with a limited artistic value. Net of dispersions and restorations – in some important cases – structure and equipment refer to schemes imposed by the Counter-Reformation and by the widespread Baroque language in the context of the valleys of Southern Piedmont between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Of all the chapels, the most valuable is certainly the chapel of San Rocco. Located at the exit of the town in the direction of Robilante and probably built in the second half of the sixteenth century, the chapel is traditionally composed of a single room with very simple decoration and definition of spaces and contains some frescoes made in the 16th century on the back wall, today framed by eighteenth-century stuccoes, of which two fragments remain depicting the Virgin and San Rocco, a lunette depicting God the Father and a band with grotesques. All the other chapels are more recent and despite not preserving articular treasures, they are important proof of the faith of the past.