Heritage properties:



Castelseprio-Torba and its Territory of pertinence formed one of the most important bulwarks for the control and the defence of the area which allowed access to Pavia, capital of the Longobard Kingdom, from the northern alpine passes, that is to say from the territories of the Franks and their allies.

The Castelseprio castrum, a civitas flavia during the Longobard era and seat of a gastaldo (a King’s steward), is an important example of the creation of groups of power of urban character and prerogatives in the rural territory.
A role which is also reflected in the promotion of architectures and works of value, as in the case of the Church of Santa Maria foris portas and its frescos, of the Monastery of Torba and of the other monuments of the castrum.

The mighty baileys define the precincts of the settlement which develops until Torba, in the valley floor of the Olona Torrent’s plane. The area demarked by the fortifications and by the Church of Santa Maria foris portas are included in the site for which the registration to the WHL is requested.