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The ancient church of St Nicola

While having a walk through the centre of the town you cannot miss the church of St. Nicola, whose bell tower stands out against the roofs of the surrounding houses. It is an ancient place of worship and a silent proof of the history of the local community, whose existence dates back to the XII century, when the bishop of Aosta, Bosone II, donated the church of St. Nicola in La Thuile and the Hospice of the Little St Bernard to the convent of St Gilles in Verrès. This parish , which directly depended from the bishop of Aosta from 1466, suffered many dramatic sacks during the following centuries. The top was reached with the destructive fire of the XVIII century set by the French troops. The actual church, rebuilt in 1796, has an essential and sober architecture and is composed by a unique hall, two lateral apses and the presbytery. Inside you can see some Ettore Mazzini paintings (which were done in 1945) illustrating the crucifixion, a long series of Saints and some episodes of St Nicola and the Madonna lives. The wooden crucifix put in the triumphal arch is really interesting: it was made during the XV century and was miraculously saved by the French sack. The tabernacle was made during the XVIII century and comes from an altar of the Santa Caterina of Aosta convent. The bell tower, formed by a stone square tower decorated with small arches in the last two floors, probably dates back to the 1400, whereas the steeple was made in the XVIII century.

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Via M. Collomb, 36 - 11016 La Thuile (AO)
Valle d’Aosta - Vallée d’Aoste - Italia - Italy
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Mail info@lathuile.it - P.IVA 00657400073

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Valle d’Aosta - Vallée d’Aoste - Italia - Italy
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