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  • Church of San Nicolo'

    (churches, baptisteries a Lizzano In Belvedere)
    Church of San Nicolo'

    Contact: IAT Lizzano in Belvedere 0534/51052 - IAT Vidiciatico 0534/53159
    Loc. Monteacuto 40042 MONTEACUTO BO
    Tel. 0534/51052 - 0534/53159 Fax 0534/51052 - 0534/53159 ,  
    Getting here: By car or with the coach on the line for Lizzano in Belvedere-Monteacuto (Summer only).

    The church was rebuilt on the ruins of a previous building which perhaps dated back to 950. It has a portico with three arches, built in the XVII and XVIII century, and an imposing bell tower. From 1378 to the XV century it was part of the bishop’s see; then it became part of the parish of San Mamante, until it achieved independent status in 1586. The church houses a crucifix and an important altarpiece (end of the XVI century) depicting San Nicolò, Giacomo and Lorenzo, contemplating the holy trinity; this very harmonious painting was made by the Bolognese Pietro Faccini, Annibale Carracci’s pupil. The carved black wood crucifix is ascribed to Andrea Brustolon (1662-1732) from Veneto, or perhaps to his school; it was carefully crafted with various pieces of cypress wood and almost looks seamless. The original cross was so deteriorated that it was substituted with a walnut wood one about a century ago.

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  • Information by Redazione dell'Appennino Bolognese
    Last update: 28/01/15     (NewsID: 15011)
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