The parish church dedicated to St Peter and St Paul has ancient origins, but was much altered in the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. The building has a single nave with transverse arches and side chapels and ends with a quadrangular presbytery with a cross vault. The large pronaos on columns was added to the façade in the Renaissance period together with the frescoes that adorn its vault and that depict the “Dottori della Chiesa” (Doctors of the Church), as well as the lunettes on the sides of the portal with St Peter and St Paul.
The inside of the church was decorated by famous Como painters of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, such as Giampaolo Recchi, who frescoed the chapel of St Anthony with the “Stories of St Anthony, St Charles and St Rocco” and the chapel of the Virgin of the Rosary with the “Stories of Mary, Saints and Prophets.”
The frescoes in the Chapel of the Virgin were painted by Sigismondo de Magistris in the third decade of the sixteenth century and were discovered during the restoration work of 1965. The presbytery also contains beautiful episodes of the life of St Peter and St Paul, the “Crowning of the Virgin Mary” and “Doctors of the Church” created by the great Giovanni Mauro della Rovere, also known as “Il Fiammenghino.”
The church preserves other artistic testimonies, such as the large Crucifixion behind the altar, a series of votive frescoes, decorated stained glass windows, statues of saints and rich stucco decorations.
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