San Nicolò di Comelico
Province of Belluno, Veneto, Italy
About San Nicolò di Comelico
San Nicolò di Comelico (Ladin: San Nuclò) is a comune (municipality) in the province of Belluno in the Italian region of Veneto, located approximately 130 kilometers (81 miles) north of Venice.
San Nicolò di Comelico borders the following municipalities: Comelico Superiore, Danta di Cadore, Kartitsch (Austria), Obertilliach (Austria), San Pietro di Cadore, Santo Stefano di Cadore.
The 12th century church in San Nicolò contains frescoes by the Italian artist Gianfrancesco da Tolmezzo. Also known as Gianfranco del Zotto, he was born in Socchieve and lived from 1450 to 1510. He is considered one of the founders of the Tolmezzo school of painting and was one of the greatest exponents of Friulian art in the fifteenth century (the fifteenth century in Italian). His works survive in the church of San Nicolò, in the parish church of Provesano in San Giorgio della Richinvelda, in Castel d'Aviano, Budoia, Pordenone, Cordenons, Vivaro, Forni di Sotto, Forni di Sopra and his hometown of Socchieve.
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