The Jesuits ordered the church of Saint Ignazio, and it took over a century to build, from the latter half of the ’600 till 1758. Domenico Spotorno from Genona did the initial project and he gave the church peculiarities of his city. The final result is more in line with the canons of the ’700s tough. The dome of the church tower is made following the French style. The clergy has a saint statue, and an altar made according to Spotorno’s indications, very late Baroque, with festoons, shells, leaves and polychrome columns. The aisles host many old and new pieces of art.
The cloister next to the church was used as a school, hence its name the College. It is a prominent structure that has recently been taken back to its original form thanks to the latest restorations. The refectory holds a gallery rich in paintings, frescos and sculptures, as well as religious vestments and books.