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Pievepelago is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Modena in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna in the heart of the northern Apennine Mountains. Situated on the Scoltenna river, in an mountain valley, it is a popular tourist resort crossed by the "Via Vandelli".
It is about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southwest of Bologna, about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southwest of Modena, about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Lucca and about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northwest of Florence. It has a population of about 2200 inhabitants, spread among the main town and its frazioni Sant'Annapelago, Roccapelago, Sant'Andreapelago and Tagliole. The comune of Pievepelago is linked to Tuscany by Radici Pass and Foce a Giovo Pass.
The origins of Pievepelago are lost in the mist of the Middle Ages. The first document which attests the presence of a burgh in the valley belongs to the 10th century. The name of the village came from the presence of the pieve or parish church of Santa Maria Assunta since its early years. In the 18th century, two roads, Via...