Frescoes of the Church of Santa Maria foris portas
The Longobard Fresco Cycle
A few minutes driving from Hotel Villa Borghi, within the municipality of Castelseprio, you can discover a little gem of Lombard art, already UNESCO heritage in 2011: the Church of Santa Maria foris portas. Despite the eventful history and the peoples who have succeeded here, the Church is one of the few remained intact over the centuries and the cycle of frescoes inside still retains its original colors and can be admired as a whole. This is one of the most extensive finds of Early Medieval painting and definitely worth a visit.