Comelico Superiore (Veneto): what to see


What to see in the Comelico Superiore area, at what altitude it is located, itinerary including the main places of interest, including Candida, with the eighteenth-century parish church, Padola, with the Church of San Luca, and Cima eleven.

Tourist information

Located in the province of Belluno, Comelico Superiore is a municipality in the Cadore located at an altitude of 1210 meters, whose territory corresponds to the Padola valley and, partially, to the upper Piave valley.

It is made up of various well-equipped villages from a tourist point of view.

San Nicolò Comelico is a renowned center for summer holidays, located in a panoramic position on the left side of the Padola valley.

Interesting to see is the Parish Church of the medieval era, rebuilt at the end of the fifteenth century and subsequently remodeled several times.

Apse and presbytery area are embellished with a cycle of frescoes made in 1492 by Gianfrancesco Tolmezzo, a Friulian painter.

Candide, where the municipality is located, is a very popular summer resort, in a beautiful position overlooking the surrounding landscape.

What see

Noteworthy, in the oldest part of the village, are some stately homes, including the fourteenth-century Casa Gera, reworked between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the parish church of the eighteenth century, containing remarkable sixteenth-century paintings, and the church of Sant'Antonio Abbot, built according to Gothic forms in the first half of the sixteenth century.

Padola, located in a suggestive basin, dominated by the walls of the Aiarnola, Cima Undici and Cima Bagni mountains, is developed around the large central square, where the 1800 parish church dedicated to San Luca overlooks, where the rectory is kept a remarkable altarpiece by Cesare Vecellio and a fine altar in gilded and worked wood.

In San Pietro di Cadore, a pleasant center for summer holidays, there is a splendid example of the Venetian villa of the Comelico, consisting of the Villa Poli Del Pol, now used as a municipal seat, built in the seventeenth century on a design by Baldassarre Longhena.

Inside there are two halls located on the upper floor, decorated with an interesting cycle of frescoes depicting mythological subjects, made in 1682.

Comelico superiore immagini inverno 2018 (April 2024)

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