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Area:
  • 17,83 sq. km
Altitude:
  • 71 m a.s.l.
Population:
  • 1,335
Town Hall:
  • Piazza Umberto I, 11
  • 33096 - San Martino al Tagliamento (PN)
Neighbourhoods:
  • Arzenutto, Postoncicco, Sant'Osvaldo
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The artistic treasures of the place are mostly contained in the two most important religious buildings, first of all the parish church of San Martino, which on the outside preserves fragments of a gigantic St. Christopher by Pordenone (1518 ca.) and a stone relief showing St. Martin’s Charity executed by Baldassarre da Meduno (who also created the baptismal font). The same theme is emphatically repeated inside on the altarpiece by Pomponio Amalteo (Christ in triumph among all Saints and SS. Martin, Stephen and John the Baptist, 1549). Remarkable sculptures are those of the Enthroned Virgin with Child between SS. Filippo and Giacomo (1498-1504) by Martino da Tolmezzo and the wooden Crucifix (1519-1520) attributed to A. Tironi. Pietro da San Vito is instead the author of the wooden sculpted and painted altarpiece with Enthroned Virgin with Child and SS. Lucia and Gottardo (1504), as well as of the large sinopia with Last Judgement on the controfacciata, which however come form another church, which is considered the other casket of treasures in the area, namely the church of SS. Filippo and Giacomo at Arzenutto. Its long nave is decorated with devotional frescoes dating to various periods, among which the lively 14th-century description of St. James’s Miracles is conspicuous, as it witnesses the impact in Friuli of late-medieval pilgrimages. Also the Virgin with Child with SS. Sebastian and Rocco and two angels with candles by A. Bellunello (1480 ca.) is remarkable. The apse is instead completely covered with frescoes by Pietro da San Vito, executed in 1515 and portraying Stories of SS. Filippo and Giacomo set within the theological-figurative framework of Prophets, Evangelists, apostles and Doctors of the Church, with the narrative realism of the already-mentioned Last Judgement in the background.

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