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  • Sasso

    (villages a Lizzano In Belvedere)

    Contact: IAT Lizzano in Belvedere 0534/51052 - IAT Vidiciatico 0534/53159
    Loc. Sasso 40042 LIZZANO IN BELVEDERE BO
    Tel. 0534/51052 - 0534/53159 Fax 0534/51052 - 0534/53159 ,  
    Getting here: Just outside Lizzano, drive toward Vidiciatico for about 2km. Turn right and follow the sign for Pozzo-Sasso.

    Sasso lies just few km from Lizzano; the ancient village is already mentioned in 753 as "Saxo Ciliano" in the famous document known as “Diploma di Astolfo”. The XIII-XIV century town hall has an interesting portal with a round arch; it was restored in 1449 and indeed this date is inscribed on a window and on other elements of the town hall. A local legend maintains that the house belonged to a queen called Silla. Worth of mention are also the XV century Casa Serantoni, later modified in the XVIII century, and the XVII century oratory of Santa Maria Annunziata, which houses a precious sculpted holy water stoup.
Santa Maria Annunziata is still celebrated every year on the Monday after Easter; in the morning, locals hold a procession with the image of the Madonna and then later on they party with food, dance and markets. It is a very traditional feast and in the past it was also meant to be a meeting opportunity for young people looking for a husband or a wife.

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  • Information by Redazione dell'Appennino Bolognese
    Last update: 28/01/15     (NewsID: 15034)
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