It is a town located in the Aneva Valley which still shows the two beautiful seventeenth-century churches of Santa Maria and San Cristoforo, both included in the parish church of San Giovanni di Pitigliano. In the Middle Ages Labante belonged to the lords of Roffeno who part of the coterie of nobles from Frignano were, Matildic vassals. In the thirteenth century the municipality of Bologna took possession of their fiefdoms and in 1244 confiscated all of its properties and rights from Azzo di Roffeno. Among the buildings worthy of note we mention the tower of ribecco which was a defensive structure, probably to be traced back to the medieval castle already documented in 1130, the central building can be dated to the end of the thirteenth century; the seventeenth-century Cà di Mingoia with Balchio; the so-called abbey a building now destroyed which incorporated a tower and the church of Santo Stefano the third medieval parish of Labante despite the name an abbey was never built there and the denomination probably derives from possessions of another monastery or from the fact that the parish priest of Santo Stefano may have obtained the honorific title of abbot.

St. Christopher's Church

Church of St. Maria and St. Stefano

Povolo mill


Caves of Labante

Aneva waterfalls