The medieval basilica in the heart of Como
Once known as 'grain market square', Piazza San Fedele is home to one of the most important religious architectural complexes in all of Como. Overlooking the wide space is the Basilica of San Fedele, formerly dedicated to St Euphemia, whose façade is partially covered on the left by another building and flanked on the same side by a tall bell tower. In the centre of the typically romantic façade, the large rose window stands out.
Even more than the façade, the apse area deserves a mention as the central apse is today the only original one. Observing the northern apse, on the right you will see a portal decorated with beautiful statues of dragons capturing prey, a griffin, a mermaid and a monkey.
On either side, the church is embraced by low pastel-coloured houses.