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Niviano

Contact Ufficio Informazione Turistica del Comune di Pavullo nel Frignano
Address Niviano 41026 Pavullo nel Frignano MO
E-mail uit@comune.pavullo-nel-frignano.mo.it
Internet www.comune.pavullo-nel-frignano.mo.it

Accessibility From Modena: take the Via Estense as far as Pavullo then continue along the Via Marchiani, at the roundabout take the third exit in the direction of Niviano-Montorso. Follow Via XXII Aprile as far as the crossroads on the left, straight after the signpost for Lavacchio, in the direction of Niviano. From Lama Mocogno: at the roundabout in Pavullo take the first exit on the right in the direction of Niviano-Montorso. Follow Via XXII Aprile as far as the crossroads on the left, straight after the signpost for Lavacchio, in the direction of Niviano.

Last update 23/09/2015 (ref.100001436)
by the local editorial office of PAVULLO nel FRIGNANO
presso Ufficio Informazione Turistica del Comune di Pavullo nel Frignano
Via Giardini, 3 - 41026 - Pavullo nel Frignano (MO)
Telefono: 053629964 - Fax: 053629025
Email: uit@comune.pavullo-nel-frignano.mo.it

Only the ruins of an ancient tower remain as evidence of the ancient castle which once stood in Niviano, unusually situated downhill rather than high up on one of the many hilltops as most of the castles in our area were once built. Near Niviano lies the tiny hamlet of Lavacchio. Fortified at various times over the years, in 1242 it became one of the main defensive positions in the area. The symbol of Lavacchio is the newly restored tower which, having been abandoned and neglected for many years, has been brought back to its former glory thanks to much restoration work. The little church of Lavacchio, dating to 1522 and dedicated to Saint Anna, is typical of the area, with its bell-tower positioned in the centre of the facade. Today Lavacchio is the seat of a famous exhibition of murals. Nearby are the hamlets of Gallinamorta, with its oratory, Beneverchio and Mulino Cornola.