The church, dating back to 1404 and financed by Lady Engaldruda de Vanto, initially followed a Gothic design, evident in its nave and cross vault. Later, during the Baroque period, renovations added the presbytery and dome. Antonio Trevisan's 1669 design for the altar, based on Bonfante Zorzi's plans, is complemented by Ambrogio Bon's 1705 painting of Our Lady of the Snows. Illusionistic paintings from the 19th century adorn the ceiling, while gold-plated frames by Battista Marangon showcase biblical motifs on the sidewalls. Paintings attributed to Tommaso Gregolin embellish the northern wall, with works by various artists displayed elsewhere. Despite thefts in the 1990s, copies of stolen paintings grace the southern wall. Notable discoveries during a 1969 reconstruction include a 17th-century painting, 'Procession of Our Lady of the Snows,' now above the entrance door, and a Gothic-era 'Crucifixion' and 'Annunciation' uncovered beneath later works, dating to the 15th century. These discoveries represent unique examples of Gothic table paintings in Slovene Istria.
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