Church of St. Mary Infraportas

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Corso Cavour 126 - 06034 Foligno
The Church of St. Mary Infraportas overlooks the western side of St. Domenico square in the Foligno´s historical centre. 
The entrance is preceded by a porch with three arches supported by four columns with Romanesque capitals. A news-stand of 1480 with a fresco is located on the right of the porch, whereas at the bottom on the right side there is the Romanesque bell tower. 
The levels of the porch and the church´s floor are lower than the street´s level. 
The inside, with a rectangular plant, is divided by pillars in three aisles. 
The central aisle, higher, is with a barrel vault, whereas the lateral aisles, added in the 15th century, are covered with cross-shaped vaults. 
In the left aisle on the first pillar there is a Lady of the Milk attributed to Giovanni di Corraduccio whereas on the wall there is a Madonna with Child and St. John the Evangelist on a background painted with tapestry supported by Angels, an artwork signed by Ugolino di Gisberto and dating back to the 16th century; on the internal side of the second pillar, within a news-stand, there is a Lady with Child in multicolour stucco of the last 15th century and a tombstone with the picture of the lying Christ. 
St. Rocco and Angels are represented on the third pillar, under the arch on the right side. 
In the central aisle nearby the door there is a St. Jerome always attributed to Pierantoni Mezzastris; a Lady with the Child among Angels, artwork attributed to Lattanzio di Niccolo, is depicted on the first pillar; there are also frescoes of the 14th century representing the Saints Peter and Paul, the Lady with the Breastfeeding Child, the Annunciation; in the second pillar on the left, inside a niche there is a multicolour Papier-mâché bust of the 16th century, representing Jesus with tied hands and the crown of thorns. 
The right aisle has in its niches pictures of Crucifixions; under the first arch there is a Christ carrying the cross attributed to Niccolò Alunno; on the second pillar St. Lucia and St. Amico, of Pierantonio Mezzastris; under the second arch a St. Peter martyr attributable to Niccolò Alunno. Nearby the altar there are frescoes attributable to St. Catherine of Alexandria and St. Jerome of Pierantonio Mezzastris. 
A chapel with two nice windows on the right wall opens up in the last part of the left aisle: in the conch of one of them there is a fresco representing the Archangel Gabriel and Disma (the good thief) of the second half of the 12th century; in the bottom niche there is a blessing Christ among St. Peter and St. Paul and a decoration that seems to refer to an oriental tapestry whereas the Romanesque wooden statue of the Lady is attributable to the 12th century.

Until the 13th century the church was external to the town´s walls and was called "foris portam"; with the building of the new town walls at the end of the 13th century, the building found itself among the two town walls and took the name of "infra portas".