Belmonte Castello in the Val di Comino Italy © Louise Shapcott

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Churches of Belmonte Castello

Church of  San Nicola di Bari

The ancient Church of  San Nicola di Bari was probably built in the 12th century.  The interior is decorated with some notable Medieval frescoes depicting country scenes and saints. San Nicola is the patron saint of Belmonte Castello.

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Church of  Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo

The Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo dates from the Middle Ages, but was rebuilt in the 16th century and renovated several times over the years. It has an 18th century polychrome marble altar, some 17th century paintings and a work by Francesco Basile depicting the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Heaven (1795).

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La Chiesa del Carmine

La Chiesa del Carmine was built in the 16th century and restored in the 17th century. It has a fresco of San Francesco of Paola (1828) by the artist A. Onterrado and a 17th century painting of the Madonna del Carmine. 

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Church of  Santa Benedetto de Chio

The remains of the Church of San Benedetto de Chio can be found in the San Venditto district. This was an ancient Benedictine monastery which belonged to Monte Cassino.

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 Other Churches include:

The Church of  San Rocco

The Church of San Venditto

The Shrine of  la Grotta dell’Arvize

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