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Area:
  • 23,98 sq. km
Altitude:
  • 175 m a.s.l.
Population:
  • 2,156
Town Hall:
  • Via Alpe Adria, 56
  • 33049 - San Pietro al Natisone (UD)
Neighbourhoods:
  • Altovizza, Azzida, Biarzo, Becis, Cedron, Clenia, Cocevaro, Correda, Costa, Mezzana, Oculis, Ponteacco, Puoie, Sorzento, Sottovernassino, Tarpezzo, Tiglio, Vernassino, Vernasso
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Important archaeological finds in the municipality of S. Pietro are the evidence of the oldest human settlements: several stone tools at Biarzo, in the prehistoric shelter, used in the Palaeolithic and Neolithic as well; stone tools and pottery of the 2nd millennium BC in the castelliere of S. Quirino, while a castelliere and medieval fortifications were brought to light on Monte Barda. On the contrary, at S. Pietro al Natisone the students’ residence is a state-of-the-art building designed by architects Mittchell and Giurgola inaugurated in 1982. The large 20th-century parish church contains a shrine (1500s) by Giovanni Antonio Pilacorte decorated with putti’s heads and surmounted by the Pietà, set on a pedestal with scenes of St. George fighting the Dragon by a Slovene master of the 15th century. The church of S. Antonio at Clenia, on whose side walls 14th- and 15thcentury frescoes are still visible, contains a late 17th-century wooden altar richly carved, painted and gilded by Bartolomeo Ortari (Jernej Vrtav), a sculptor from Caporetto. Also in the church of S. Bartolomeo at Vernasso the wooden altar by the sumptuous decorations is the work of Bartolomeo Ortari (1689) and is made even richer by six statues in niches. The Gothic-style choir in the same church is punctuated by evident ribs with figured corbels and keystones, highlighting a frescoed series of Apostles and Virgin Saints attributable to Bartolomeo from Skofja Loka. At Sorzento, a rural district completely restructured after the 1976 earthquake, the church of S. Nicolò contains an altarpiece by a Friulian master dated 1742 and portraying the Virgin with Child and SS. Nicolò, Biagio and Margherita.

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