The township of Fondo presents in the most picturesque and on the facades of older houses a cycle of votive frescoes dedicated to St. James. The frescoes dating back to the 1400s symbolize the gratitude of seven families in the village fled to a plague epidemic. Unfortunately over the years as well as a significant and profound loss of much of this heritage it has also found a gap in the memory of the population in relation to this dramatic event. The information is still scarce and confusing.
Here on this page, the information known about the various frescoes discovered on the facades of the oldest houses in the country.


A1 1. Santiago de Compostela and a devout (191x116 cm), dated 1488, via Inama Vigilio, wall bars Croce Bianca;

Via Vigilio Inama is a fresco representing St. James of Compostela. In thick stone niche St. James is represented with a wide-brimmed hat adorned with a pilgrim's shell, a bag, the short cloak of long robe, unshaven and with open arms: with his left hand holding the drone (the stick of travelers) and with his right hand up the skirt of red cloak and holding a shell in place of protection toward the figure kneeling in prayer. The devotee wearing schiavina (a long robe of rough fabric), beads drone, a bag and tied at the waist, mark the journey to Compostela, four shells on the white hat. In the Middle Ages the cult of the saint was widespread across the Val di Non and evidence are numerous frescoes. In particular it is to remember 'The legend of the Miracle of the' painted on the facade of the church of St. Anthony the Abbot in Romanian. A Fund there are four other representation is St. James of Compostela. According to an old folk tale, in the '400 the country was decimated by a terrible plague and the seven family veterans, to thank the Holy Protection, would come on pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, on the shores of the Atlantic, home to the tomb of the Apostle. Once back from the trip, they would portray the image on the facades of their homes.In Santiago in the ninth he was identified the tomb St. James and had been built there one of the most famous shrines of Christianity, visited by pilgrims from all over Europe. (Fabio Bartolini)

A2 2. Madonna and Child between St. Anthony Abbot, San Leonardo and San Vigilio Bishop of Trent,  (192x302 cm) end of the fifteenth century, via Mazzini
A3 3. The fire and the fall of Troy, (444x1211 cm) dated 1545, via Roma;

Fresco painted by the German painter Bartholomӓus Dill Riemenschneider in 1545 depicting scenes from the Trojan Horse and Pet Musicians

A4 4. St. Rocco and St. James of Compostela, (178x150) dated 1519, via San Martino
A5 5. Santiago de Compostela and a devotee, the immaculate (205x195 cm), late fifteenth century, via Santa Lucia 2
A6 6. St. James of Compostela and a devout (207x80 cm), late fifteenth century, housing the intersection of Via Lampi and Via San Rocco;

On the facade of a house in Lampi Go away and Rocco is one of the five images is Santiago de Compostela that are in the Fund. The fresco is not healthy because mutilated by the opening of a new window in the house. It remains intact figure of the devout, while the saint is still visible only the left side. St. James is portrayed here in the front to the customer kneeling at his feet: the two characters are wearing dresses and recono wanderer, as a hallmark of the journey to Compostela, a shell in his hat, according to the custom of the time. In the background arch it is partly hidden by a yellow cloth richly decorated. The checkerboard floor is prospective.

(Fabio Bartolini)

7. Santiago de Compostela and a devout (215x96), late fifteenth century, Via dei Colli, 5;

The painting is in poor condition, the image remains legible, but only in part, the person of the Holy as in other representations appears front and take the right hand shell symbol of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. The Saint is in a niche closed in the background by a pink wall ashlar plate. The work has been attributed to the same artist who worked on the implementation of the fresco of St. James Street at the intersection of Thunder and San Rocco.


Other frescoes are on the church of  Santa Lucia.