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Campobasso Province

Molise Details
Molise Information
Location of Molise
Area: 4,438 km²
Population: 320,907
Density: 72/km²
Capital: Campobasso

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Campobasso
    • Acquaviva Collecroce
      Baranello
      Bojano
      Bonefro
      Busso
      Campobasso
      Campochiaro
      Campodipietra
      Campolieto
      Campomarino
      Casacalenda
      Casalciprano
      Castelbottaccio
      Castellino del Biferno
      Castelmauro
      Castropignano
      Cercemaggiore
      Cercepiccola
      Civitacampomarano
      Colle d'Anchise
      Colletorto
      Duronia
      Ferrazzano
      Fossalto
      Gambatesa
      Gildone
      Guardialfiera
      Guardiaregia
      Guglionesi
      Jelsi
      Larino
      Limosano
      Lucito
      Lupara
      Macchia Valfortore
      Mafalda
      Matrice
      Mirabello Sannitico
      Molise
      Monacilioni
      Montagano
      Montecilfone
      Montefalcone nel Sannio
      Montelongo
      Montemitro
      Montenero di Bisaccia
      Montorio nei Frentani
      Morrone del Sannio
      Oratino
      Palata
      Petacciato
      Petrella Tifernina
      Pietracatella
      Pietracupa
      Portocannone
      Provvidenti
      Riccia
      Ripabottoni
      Ripalimosani
      Roccavivara
      Rotello
      Salcito
      San Biase
      San Felice del Molise
      San Giacomo degli Schiavoni
      San Giovanni in Galdo
      San Giuliano del Sannio
      San Giuliano di Puglia
      San Martino in Pensilis
      San Massimo
      San Polo Matese
      Santa Croce di Magliano
      Sant'Angelo Limosano
      Sant'Elia a Pianisi
      Sepino
      Spinete
      Tavenna
      Termoli
      Torella del Sannio
      Toro
      Trivento
      Tufara
      Ururi
      Vinchiaturo

  • Isernia
    • Acquaviva d'Isernia
      Agnone
      Bagnoli del Trigno
      Belmonte del Sannio
      Cantalupo nel Sannio
      Capracotta
      Carovilli
      Carpinone
      Castel del Giudice
      Castel San Vincenzo
      Castelpetroso
      Castelpizzuto
      Castelverrino
      Cerro al Volturno
      Chiauci
      Civitanova del Sannio
      Colli a Volturno
      Conca Casale
      Filignano
      Forlì del Sannio
      Fornelli
      Frosolone
      Isernia
      Longano
      Macchia d'Isernia
      Macchiagodena
      Miranda
      Montaquila
      Montenero Val Cocchiara
      Monteroduni
      Pesche
      Pescolanciano
      Pescopennataro
      Pettoranello del Molise
      Pietrabbondante
      Pizzone
      Poggio Sannita
      Pozzilli
      Rionero Sannitico
      Roccamandolfi
      Roccasicura
      Rocchetta a Volturno
      San Pietro Avellana
      Santa Maria del Molise
      Sant'Agapito
      Sant'Angelo del Pesco
      Sant'Elena Sannita
      Scapoli
      Sessano del Molise
      Sesto Campano
      Vastogirardi

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Molise Airports
None
Molise National Parks
The Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park
Campobasso Province, Molise
Trabucco (fishing system), Termoli - Photo: Antonio Raspa
Covering an area of 2,909, Campobasso is bordered by Abruzzo to the north, the Adriatic sea to the east, Puglia to the south and the province of Isernia to the west.
Campobasso Province
Province of Campobasso, Molise

The province of Campobasso has a diverse terrrain starting with the Apennine mountains and stretching down to the Adriatic coast through a series of hills, lakes and rivers.

In the east of the province, mainly centred around Acquaviva Collecroce, San Felice and Montemitro, there is a large area inhabited by a population of Croatian descent who arrived in Italy during the 15th century. They still speak an ancient Croatian dialect as well as Italian.

Campobasso
This is the capital city of the province of Campobasso and is home to the the University of Molise.


Campobasso panorama - Red devil 666

The city is renowned for the production of blades such as scissors and knives and the tradesmen still use the same traditional methods that have been in place since the 14th century.

Campobasso is also famous for growing pears and for making a type of cheese called scamorza.

It is a quiet, relaxed and peaceful city which more resembles a large village than a provincial capital. The beautiful cobbled streets and lack of traffic make it a pleasant place to wander around and there are plenty of things to see on the way.

Castello Monforte
Built in 1450 by the local ruler Nicola II Monforte this is one of the mains attractions of Campobasso. The castle has Guelph merlons and stands on a commanding point, where traces of ancient settlements (including Samnite walls) have been found. The current construction is the result of later rebuilding after the earthquakes of 1456 and 1805. Chiesa della Madonna del Monte - near to the castle this was built in the 11th century and was rebuilt in 1525. Inside there is a precious wooden statue of the Incoronata from 1334.


Castello Monforte - Photo: Red devil 666
    The main points of interest in Castello Monforte are:
  • Church of St. George - just below the castle this church was built on top of the ruins of a Pagan temple around the year 1000 AD making it the oldest church in Campobasso.
  • The Cathedral, also known as Chiesa della Santissima Trinità - this was built in 1504 just outside the city walls. In 1805 it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1805 and replaced in 1829 be a new Neoclassical structure.
  • The church of San Bartolomeo - an 11th century Romanesque church built out of limestone.
  • San Leonardo - built in the 14th century this church is a mixture of Gothic and Romanesque architecture. and a side mullioned window with vegetable decorations influenced by the Apulian architecture of the period.
  • Villa de Capoa - this recently restored garden has many lovely statues and a vast range of plants and trees.

Termoli- Photo: Antonio Raspa

Termoli
This town is a regional seaside resort on the Adriatic sea and is very popular with Italian families, particularly from Naples and the region of Puglia. The wide, sandy beaches are of a very high quality and the water is clear and pure.

Termoli was once just a fishing port but although the fishing industry still exists there it is not as important as the tourist tourist and commercial port. From the port you can catch a ferry to the little known Tremoti islands in the Adriatic Sea. The old walled, historical town centre has been very well restored with many of the houses renovated and painted in pretty pastel colours. There is a 12th century cathedral and a Norman castle in the centre.

Castropignano
This is a small town known as the 'Balcony over the Biferno river valley' due to its elevated position and beautiful views. It is possible from this town to overlook all of the surrounding towns and hillsides.

Castropignano is famous for its medieval castle, Castello d'Evoli which was constructed during the 14th century. Colletorto A very pretty village which is completely surrounded by olive groves. Colletorto is famous for these particular olives which are known as 'oliva nera di Colletorto' and are used to make very special extra virgin olive oil.


Castello d'Evoli - Photo: Sdv18sdv

Guardialfiera
An ancient village built on a hillside overlooking the artificial Lake Guardialfiera. The main church, Santa Maria Assunta, dates back to the 11th century and was built from 7th century stones, many of which have Pagan and Early Christian engravings.

Larino
Like many other towns in Italy now, particularly in the south, Larino is really two small towns, the old town and the new town. The new town here actually has a different name, Piano San Leonardo, and is built on the side of a mountain. The old town, when seen from above, is shaped like the wing of a bird.

There is a first century Roman amphitheatre built into a natural depression in the terrrain and which could seat up to 12,000 people.

The 10th century cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Italy.

Limosano
Limosano is a totally unique medieval hilltop village with the external structure of the houses remaining totally unchanged while the interiors have all been modernised.


Limosano - Photo: GDG
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Molise Information
Location of Molise
Area: 4,438 km²
Population: 320,907
Density: 72/km²
Capital: Campobasso

Find a hotel in Molise
Provinces
Comunes
  • Campobasso
    • Acquaviva Collecroce
      Baranello
      Bojano
      Bonefro
      Busso
      Campobasso
      Campochiaro
      Campodipietra
      Campolieto
      Campomarino
      Casacalenda
      Casalciprano
      Castelbottaccio
      Castellino del Biferno
      Castelmauro
      Castropignano
      Cercemaggiore
      Cercepiccola
      Civitacampomarano
      Colle d'Anchise
      Colletorto
      Duronia
      Ferrazzano
      Fossalto
      Gambatesa
      Gildone
      Guardialfiera
      Guardiaregia
      Guglionesi
      Jelsi
      Larino
      Limosano
      Lucito
      Lupara
      Macchia Valfortore
      Mafalda
      Matrice
      Mirabello Sannitico
      Molise
      Monacilioni
      Montagano
      Montecilfone
      Montefalcone nel Sannio
      Montelongo
      Montemitro
      Montenero di Bisaccia
      Montorio nei Frentani
      Morrone del Sannio
      Oratino
      Palata
      Petacciato
      Petrella Tifernina
      Pietracatella
      Pietracupa
      Portocannone
      Provvidenti
      Riccia
      Ripabottoni
      Ripalimosani
      Roccavivara
      Rotello
      Salcito
      San Biase
      San Felice del Molise
      San Giacomo degli Schiavoni
      San Giovanni in Galdo
      San Giuliano del Sannio
      San Giuliano di Puglia
      San Martino in Pensilis
      San Massimo
      San Polo Matese
      Santa Croce di Magliano
      Sant'Angelo Limosano
      Sant'Elia a Pianisi
      Sepino
      Spinete
      Tavenna
      Termoli
      Torella del Sannio
      Toro
      Trivento
      Tufara
      Ururi
      Vinchiaturo

  • Isernia
    • Acquaviva d'Isernia
      Agnone
      Bagnoli del Trigno
      Belmonte del Sannio
      Cantalupo nel Sannio
      Capracotta
      Carovilli
      Carpinone
      Castel del Giudice
      Castel San Vincenzo
      Castelpetroso
      Castelpizzuto
      Castelverrino
      Cerro al Volturno
      Chiauci
      Civitanova del Sannio
      Colli a Volturno
      Conca Casale
      Filignano
      Forlì del Sannio
      Fornelli
      Frosolone
      Isernia
      Longano
      Macchia d'Isernia
      Macchiagodena
      Miranda
      Montaquila
      Montenero Val Cocchiara
      Monteroduni
      Pesche
      Pescolanciano
      Pescopennataro
      Pettoranello del Molise
      Pietrabbondante
      Pizzone
      Poggio Sannita
      Pozzilli
      Rionero Sannitico
      Roccamandolfi
      Roccasicura
      Rocchetta a Volturno
      San Pietro Avellana
      Santa Maria del Molise
      Sant'Agapito
      Sant'Angelo del Pesco
      Sant'Elena Sannita
      Scapoli
      Sessano del Molise
      Sesto Campano
      Vastogirardi

Molise Flag
A 'stemma' (pl.stemme) is the Italian word for 'coat of arms'. In Italy, every region, every province within that region and every comune within that province has its own coat of arms.

Order a hand painted tile displaying any 'Stemma' of your choice. See more here
Molise Airports
None
Molise National Parks
The Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park
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