Susa Valley is particularly rich in frescoed cycles. The majority of those paintings, many of which recently restored, date back to the 15th and 16th Century. However, some of the paintings, such as those of the Novalesa Abbey, date as early as the end of the 11th century. The frescos can often be found on the outer walls of countryside chapels set in attractive and natural surroundings. Many frescoes though can be seen on the interior walls of sacred buildings, around the altar, depicting scenes of Christ’s life, along with the Saint Patrons and the Saints Those paintings represent the history of the Christian faith in this territory.
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