This is for sure one of the most evocative hamlets in the valley, rising on the left side when you travel up Val di Peio. The hamlet boasts an ancient iron mining tradition, dating back to pre Roman times and continuing until the mid 19th Century. Quite significant is also cattle breeding and a poor farming: a 17th Century idle mill can still be seen at the village.
The pre-Latin toponym quoted in the Wanghian Code (year 1210) bears witness to the antique origins of the village known for its iron mines on Monte Boai, where the mineral was processed since proto-historic times. There are no evidences of mining being carried out by the Romans, whereas there are witnesses dating to early medieval times (since the 14th Century). Mining continued with ups and downs until the 19th Century. The community got its own organization. The church dedicated to Santa Lucia, built on a hillock outside the village was already there in the 14th century. Comasine was repeatedly destroyed in Centuries by avalanches and fires. Between 1810 and 1819 it joined the Celledizzo municipality to regain its independence under the Austrians. In 1928 it became part of the Peio municipality.
Beautiful though deprived of its precious furnishings, the medieval church dedicated to Santa Lucia rises alone on a hillock by the hamlet. A massive bell tower with a stone pinnacle and Romanesque mullioned windows rises by its side. With the first evidences of its presence dating back to 1374, the church was enlarged and enriched with the addition of an arcade during the 16th Century. The wooden altars now are housed in the church dedicated to Saint Matthew, rising in the village centre since the mid-15th Century.
The interior of the Parish church has a Greek cross design; the late Renaissance portal bears the date 1619. The squat bell tower was rebuilt after the fire of 1853. The gold-decorated and carved wooden altars were crafted in the Lenner and Ramus workshops. Particularly remarkable is the Saint Rocco and Bernardino altar, boasting a late Gothic triptych inside a Baroque niche..
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