At 919 m above sea level, on the slopes of the mountain with the same name, Obolo is a village made up of a number of different hamlets, surrounded by woods interrupted by cultivated fields and pastures.
Few historic documents mention Obolo, although in the past pilgrims and merchants passed this way, choosing this route for safety. The routes in the plain were easier but were unprotected, more dangerous, so travellers preferred the mountain roads and paths. We know there was a hospital dedicated to the Apostle St Bartholomew here, founded perhaps before the year 1000.
Today Obolo is a popular place for summer holidays and a starting point for excursions and hiking trails.
The principal building in the village is the Parish church
dedicated to the Apostolo San Bartolomeo.
Parish church of Obolo
The parish church of Obolo is a simple building with a gabled façade, a nave without aisles, flanked by a fine 20th-century campanile ...