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Hamlets, districts and squares

Tavernelle village

A centuries-old village full of history in the Licciana Nardi municipality

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Licciana Nardi
SP21, Licciana Nardi MS, Italia

The village of Tavernelle is situated along the road that leads from Licciana Nardi to the Passo del Lagastrello, on the right bank of the Taverone torrent, at the foot of Monte Poreto. 

The village is very picturesque with its tunnels and sandstone doorways and windows. The name probably derives from the fact that the village hosted many taverns, given its location along the old via del Sale (“salt road”) or via di LinariCraft workshops opened up here due to the village’s position. 

The Church of San Rocco, dating to the 1500s, was built by the Antonetti family, originally as an oratory, which was named as a parish church only after World War II.

The village winds its way along just one road lined with mostly fifteenth-century buildings. A tower house is situated in the village, which was constructed in 1516 – it is engraved with the date of construction and the name of the person who built it, one Alfonso Saffi. A medieval market and trout food festival take place here in late July.

Licciana Nardi
Birthplace of the hero Anacarsi Nardi in the scenic Tosco-Emiliano National Park
The town and valleys of Licciana Nardi, nestled entirely in the breathtaking scenery of the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano National Park, are the perfect getaway for nature lovers. Vaunting views of rare beauty over the Monti and Apella area, the old tower reminds us that it was once a medieval settlement and a sign in the town indicates the birthplace of Anacarsi Nardi, the Renaissance martyr. ...