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Address via Panoramica 25 41055 Montese MO
Telephone 059/971122
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Last update 20/10/2014 (ref.60003311)
by the local editorial office of MONTESE (MO)
Via Panoramica 25 41055 Montese MO
Tel. 059/971122 - Fax: 059/971100 - Email:

Iola is a hamlet the name of which comes from an old local family: the Joli family. Situated on the border between Modena and Bologna, it suffered frequent attacks, especially between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, due to the power struggle between the lords of Modena and Bologna. In the upper part of the village there is the Church of Saint Mary Magdelene with Lambertiniļæ½s graffito depicting the Via Crucis, coffered ceiling, baptismal font dating to 1733 and the organ which was rebuilt in 1896. The old vicarage now houses the centre for the collection of objects of interest representing local and countryside traditions from the area of Montese, as well as wartime pieces.