About 35 minutes away from Claino, travelling along a panoramic mule track, you can reach the headlands on which stands the small and much loved Oratory of Santa Giulia. As shown by an inscription on the bell tower, the current building dates back to the 17th century. The exterior, which has fallen into disrepair, is a stark contrast to the elegantly decorated interior.
In front of the entrance, you can find a seventeenth-century portico, while on the walls inside the nave, there are six frescoes enclosed in plaster frames which depict episodes of Saint Julia’s martyrdom.
It is not known which artists painted five of the frescoes, which date to around 1600, while the sixth fresco representing Saint Julia’s kidnapping in Corsica, is the work of the painter Pietro Verzetti, a native of Milan.
Above the pillars, you can see many frescoes and among these frescoes, stand valuable plaster sculptures of the four Evangelists and the four Doctors of the Church, created by Francesco Pagani and dating back to 1640.