The ancient basilica di St. Julia of Bonate Sotto, now the cemetery chapel, stands majestically in Lesina, where excavations of Neolithic and Roman remains testify to settlements dating back to prehistoric times.
According to the testimony of some documents, the building itself dates back to the first half of the twelfth century. The building is in the classic Romanesque style with the basilica originally consisting of three naves with their apses and five bays.
Today only three apses and the first bay with the perimeter wall remain intact.
The pillars bear stylized floral tops, with scenes of hunting and war. In the central apse you can see frescoes painted in 1795 by the Orelli brothers, painters from Ticino.
At the center the patron saints of Bonate Sotto are depicted: St. George and Santa Giulia, and to the sides St. Sebastian and St. Roch, who were invoked against disease and plague.