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Labro, in the mountains of Rieti, was one of the first medieval town centres to be the subject of a modern conservative restoration where the old structures are provided with modern amenities without losing their identity in the past.

The merit goes to a Belgian architect who, in the late ’60s, when the old town was almost completely depopulated, decided to study forms of renovation to revive it. The result is a livable town in which it is pleasant to live.

Its name comes from the Latin “aper, aprum”, wild boar, present on the town’s coat of arms. In fact, the nobleman De’Nobili had promised to build a castle where he shot his first boar.

 

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