The complex was the refuge of the Congregation of the Lateran. The first stone was laid in the late fifteenth century. The structure is the classical three-nave church. The four crossed vaults in the aisles open on the chapels, and the ceilings are decorated in the classic style: bucolic episodes depicting philosophers from the Greek and Roman era. The wall paintings reproduce, instead, the grotesque pattern in vogue during the Renaissance. The wooden choir is decorated with bronze and ceramic inlay.
Biella is a provincial capital, all to be discovered: the mountains that surround the city offer a natural and suggestive sight. The city centre has many places of historical relevance, such as the baptistery of the S.S. Trinità and the futuristic and modern structure of Palazzo Boglietti.