Fobbio is a village in Italy near Tormento where the church of Santa Fidgeta was built (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies; 12).


Fobbio is fictional though its name seems a Bellairsian parody of the real village of Bobbio, Italy[1]. It seems doubtful that fob - a small ornament attached to a chain (i.e. a key fob)[2] - was on his mind.


  1. Wikipedia: Bobbio
  2. Wiktionary: Fob