The church of San Leopoldo in Abetone was built shortly after the construction of the main road to Modena in the late eighteenth century. Its name was given by local Bishop Scipione de' Ricci in San Leopoldo, as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Pietro Leopoldo.
This rather sober church was designed by Florentine architect Bernardo Fallani and is found more than a thousand metres above sea level. Its location and construction were dictated by the opening of the Via Regia Modenese, which better connected the area to northern Italy and Europe; as such, it was built to meet the spiritual needs of wayfarers. And indeed, soon after the inauguration of the road, a new residential settlement appeared.
The San Leopoldo Church features a horizontal facade with two rectangular windows and a beautiful entrance. In the apse, you can admire the squared bell tower.