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A tiny village, located on the slope downstream of the Sasso della Corona, facing south east and leaning over the Reno Valley. A small village of stone houses, upstream of the Provincial Road, crossed by Via Mezzola passing through the Porghino and running under the grassy square on which the Church of San Lorenzo stands. A village surrounded by chestnuts, hidden in the green of the surrounding mountains.

Around the year 1000, the Bolognesi fused the villages of Granaglione and Succida, today’s Borgo Capanne, into a single municipality, to which Boschi and Lustrola were later included; later on called “Buscola” whose government was concentrated in the hands of a few families among the richest in the community, the so-called “antichi originari”. Some sources attest that some remains of village discovered about 100 meters to the river Reno, Rimaiola, are the first Lustrola testimonies.

Towards Capanne, on the mountain, some rocks reveal the presence of a fortified castle: Castel Martino, possession of Matilde di Canossa. Between the 11th and 12th centuries, in the upper part of Lustrola, stands the church of San Lorenzo, of which the first documentation is dated back to 1200 a.C.


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Emilio Gadaleta

Emilio Gadaleta is the referent of the Italian Alpine Club for the territory of Granaglione (managing director at CAI Sezione Alto Appennino Bolognese - Porretta Terme).