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Area:
  • 16,32 sq. km
Altitude:
  • 88 m a.s.l.
Population:
  • 2,953
Town Hall:
  • P.le della Chiesa
  • 33040 - Pradamano (UD)
Neighbourhoods:
  • Lovaria
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At Pradamano, whose name is of clear Roman origin, churches and villas contain several works of art, starting from the parish church of S. Cecilia with its ceiling decorated with frescoes of allegorical scenes full of figures (18th cent.) by painter Giovanni Domenico Ruggieri from Udine, probably the author also of the two altarpieces portraying the Crucifixion and Trinity and Saints. The church of  Santissima Annunziata is enlivened by ex-voto paintings dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, lively and vivid in colour, and by an altarpiece by Lorenzo Bianchini (1890), who is also the author of some paintings in the church of S. Giovanni Battista at Lovaria. The municipality is also the seat of two prestigious villas: Villa Giacomelli at Pradamano is a majestic building with park whose construction began in 1852 on a design by Andrea Scala from Udine, who envisaged unusual architectural solutions both outside and inside. The large ballroom ceiling was frescoed in 1862 by painter and photographer Giuseppe Malignani while the walls are decorated with tempera views of Naples, Rome, Florence and Venice by painter-soldier Ippolito Caffi from Belluno who died at Lissa in 1866. At Lovaria, instead, is Villa Ottelio, a late 17th-century building whose central hall is embellished with Andrea Urbani’s frescoes (ca. 1785) with illusionist and allegorical scenes, and portraits of the four seasons above the doors.

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