What to see in Santo Stefano di Cadore, an itinerary including the main places of interest, including Pieve di Santo Stefano in the central square, with interesting works of art inside.
Santo Stefano di Cadore is a town in the province of Belluno in the Veneto region that rises at 908 meters above sea level, at the confluence of the Padola torrent in the Piave.
It is the capital and main center of Val Comelico, a region between Carnia and Alta Val Pusteria.
In addition to the main town of Santo Stefano, the municipal area includes the hamlets of Campolongo, Costalissoio, located higher up on the slopes of Monte Zovo, Casada and other smaller villages.
Santo Stefano di Cadore is an important tourist resort, known since the past for the trade of timber and other products.
In the thirteenth century, the exchange of animals and goods began in the ancient Borgata Tamber, on the right of the Piave, during the All Saints fair.
An event that still takes place every year between 2 and 3 November, with many stalls, chestnuts and wine, represents a welcome opportunity for people from Comelico and nearby areas to meet and shop.
The original fulcrum of the town of Santo Stefano di Cadore is the Pieve di Santo Stefano.
The church, overlooking the central square, was founded in the thirteenth century and entirely rebuilt in the seventeenth century.
Inside there are works by Tomaso Da Rin and Cristoforo Monforte, as well as a fine religious silverware.
Among the altars, the one made of wood by the school of the famous Baroque artist Andrea Brustolon is remarkable.