Santa Maria in Fontibus

The church of Santa Maria in Fontibus has undergone various hardships: the façade, although refined, is the result of a reconstruction of the early twentieth century, when to enlarge the central Via Enrico D'Aste the building was cut by an internal arch and original facade was set back a few meters. Inside there was a fresco that reproduced the city of Albenga in medieval times. The fresco was not saved and only a photo remains in the Historical Archive. According to a tradition, not all accepted, the beautiful portal and the two-century mullioned window on the facade were placed at the entrance of the Cathedral. In the eighteenth century, to fix the current portal of the Cathedral, they were transferred to the church of Santa Maria. The interior, which has remained bare for centuries, was decorated with golden stucco work and modern altars in the 20th century.