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The Church of Santa Lucia: photo, description Chiesa di Santa Lucia)

The Church of Santa Lucia is one of the most interesting from an artistic point of view of the churches in the famous Italian ski resort of Alta Valtellina. It is located near the town of Bormio in the region of Valdisotto. The first mention of it Dating back to the 12th century. The current building of the Church consists of two naves, the smaller of which was the original Church, and the larger it is the result of rebuilding and extension of the building. Most likely, the reconstruction of St. Lucia took place in the 15th century. To the same period belong fragments of a fresco depicting San Cristoforo left of the main entrance. The Church is decorated with six-level spire and standing next to the bell tower is an octagonal lantern with a "bulb head".

The interior of St. Lucia is of particular interest from the point of view of surviving in her of frescoes. The smaller apse of the nave is entirely covered with a series of drawings of the mid-16th century, the authorship of which is credited with Cipriano Valore. On the back wall shows a depiction of the Annunciation, done in the style of traditional iconography, the angel on the left, the figure of the Madonna on the right and in the centre God the Father. Below are the figures of St. Martin on horseback and St. John the Baptist. On the left wall are placed images of saints Rocco and Sebastian, and on the right scenes from the life of St Lucia. The triumphal arch is decorated with four figures of the Magi, and the left, a grotesque caryatids, which support the arch.

In the course of restoration works conducted in the 1960-ies, in place of the temporarily taken off the right wall of frescoes was discovered a fragment of Romanesque frescoes of the 12th-century depiction of Saint Cecilia. Now this fresco is preserved in the Museum of Bormio.

The right wall of the main nave is decorated with a polyptych, probably the work of Giovanni Andrea de Magistris. On the left is San Nicola from Tolentino, sitting on the throne of the Madonna and child and the saints Anthony, Rocco and Sebastian. This creation dates back to the first half of the 16th century. The main altar stands the altar by way of the 17th century.