Enjoying a continuous rapport with the past, Labro constitutes a historical
monument of almost unique homogeneity. It is not just a museum piece, and
the town's ancient dwellings have come down to us inhabited as living entities
which maintain their function in the present-day world.
There are many different and interesting things to see in the village. First, the
Palazzo Nobili Vitelleschi, with its gardens and a terrace served by a doubtful
double staircase, and its grey stone courtyard; next, the Three Portals, which
open out from the heart of Labro in three different directions and constitute the
beginning and end of streets which run the entire perimeter of the ancient,
towered castle. No less interesting is the village church which occupies the
position once enjoyed by the Hall of Arms in the feudal fortress.
Entering the church and viewing the first chapel on the left, one finds a
marvellous example of Renaissance craftsmanship, a wooden chancel-screen
decorated with rose - and trefoil - motives and inscribed with the motto "Rosari
Behind the screen, one sees a 15th century baptismal font and a 16th century
fresco of the Umbrian school (influenced by Leonardo da Vinci) representing
the Annunciation to the Virgin.
From the middle of the nave on the right, a staircase leads to the Chapel of
the Rosary which, by itself, forms a small independent church-doubtless of a
marc ancient age, judging from te beautiful Romanesque window and other
architectural detajls. Later than the rest of the construction, the chapel's portal,
decorated in relief with motifs of scorpions and serpents, is dated 1494.
Many of the dwellings present interesting architectural and decorative details:
in via Garibaldi, one can admire beautiful 16th century windows; a portal in
14th century; Gothic style of the architraves bearing mottos and coats of arms.
Moreover, in via Vittorio Emanuele, one can admire a beautiful Guelphic
window, together with a large late Renaissance portal, decorated in relief and
with an architrave which bears the inscription "Actionum Gloria Finis".
The observer will note many other details of construction, all of which bear
witness to the love and attention which went into the town's construction.