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Last update 06/09/2014 (ref.130000486)
by the local editorial office of SERRAMAZZONI
Piazza T.Tasso n. 7 - 41028 Serramazzoni (MO)
Tel. 0536 952202 oppure 0536 952199 int 230 - Fax 0536/954665

Pazzano is six kilometres from Serramazzoni and three kilometres from the “Nuova Estense”, the main road which links Modena to the Abetone Pass, in Tuscany. Over the last few years, this quiet village has expanded due to its proximity to this important road. Along the road that leads to Granarolo there are house-towers and courtyards dating to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with precious paintings and portals.
In lower Pazzano, there is the oratory dedicated to San Rocco, built by the survivors of the plague of 1630. The current church, dedicated to Saint John and Saint Paul, was built in 1727, based on a design by Antonio Vandelli. Prior to the restoration works of 1970 – 1980, in the floor in front of the altar dedicated to San Giuseppe, one could once see a tomb with the carving of a soldier and the words “Marcus Bazzanus et sibi natis et pasque nato prolix hoc sepulcrum construxit – A  MDLXXX”. This tomb, perhaps coming from another more ancient church, was the grave of the important Bazzani family, whose members held important positions within the d’Este state.
Pazzano, situated in the middle of the Val Tiepido, with its picturesque white houses surrounded by the many colours of nature, gave inspiration from the 1940s to the 1960s to the poet and writer Guido Cavani from Modena, who used to stay here and who wrote of the area in his novel “Zebio Cotal”.