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The Santo Stefano Church

In this chapter we discuss the most decorated and admired church in the city of Belluno: do not miss the Santo Stefano Church.

The Santo Stefano Church, or San Biagio church is a place steeped in spirituality and great works, is the most loved and evocative religious building in the city of Belluno and was built between 1468 and 1485 to a design by Giorgio Tagliapietra from Como.

The entrance doors are the fruit of the Bellunese sculptor Dante Moro, cast in bronze in 1968, show various events from the Bible, from the creation of Adam and Eve to the death of Christ. The characteristic bell tower exhibits a large clock with the original stone dial that is bizarrely divided in 24 hours, in German use in the 16th century.

La Chiesa di Santo Stefano a Belluno

Next to the church is the marvelous Cloister of the Servites, in late Gothic style, a building that was part of the convent of the Servites, who came from Treviso in the fifteenth century and were the proponents of the construction of the entire complex, which today has become the headquarters of the Inland Revenue, which can be visited freely during office opening hours.

Inside there are many art treasures of many artists including the Cesa Chapel, with its frescoes by Jacopo Montagnana and the Chapel of the Addolorata, which preserves a rich wooden Baroque altar with the statue of the "Madonna of the Seven Sorrows".

Furthermore, preserved inside we find two large lamp-holding angels by Andrea Brustolon, an Italian sculptor who played the leading role in Venetian Baroque, who made this work out of wood, but which looks like marble.

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◊ THE BELLUNO CITY CENTER 

The Belluno city center

Set at the bottom of the valley between the Piave river and the majestic Dolomites

THE TERRITORY ◊

The Belluno Province

A totally mountain area, embroidered by incredible valleys and well-kept villages.

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Also called the province of the Dolomites, extends in a totally mountainous territory, embroidered by incredible valleys and well-kept villages, natural oases and large rocky walls. The characteristics of the area reserve pleasant surprises but, the natural monuments that rise between large forests and green pastures, the Dolomites, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, are a breathtaking view that would leave the tourists in awe. This territory will welcome you and give you unique emotions, every single meeting will enrich your day and the endless red sunsets, admired from the top of some summits, will color your holidays in an unforgettable adventure.

 

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