The church of Santa Maria in Fontibus has undergone various hardships: the facade, although refined, is the result of a reconstruction of the early twentieth century, when to enlarge the central via Enrico D'Aste the building underwent the cutting of an internal arch and the the 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 preserved in the historical archive.
According to a tradition, not widely accepted, the beautiful portal and the fourteenth-century mullioned window on the facade were located at the entrance to 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 remained bare for centuries, was decorated with gilded stucco and modern altars in the twentieth century.