Campobasso Province
Campobasso Province
Trabucco (fishing system) - Photo: Antonio Raspa
Province of Campobasso, Molise

Campobasso Province

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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 Province
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.

Campobasso Province
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.
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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.

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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.

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Limosano - Photo: GDG


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  • Regional Information

    • Area: 4,438 km²
      Population: 320,907
      Density: 72/km²
      Capital: Campobasso

      National Parks:
      The Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park
Location of Molise
Provinces of Molise
  • Comunes of Molise
    • 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 Airports
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Molise Climate (Campobasso)
  High Low Sun Rain
Jan 6 1 - 63
Feb 7 1 - 54
Mar 9 2 - 53
Apr 13 5 - 60
May 18 9 - 46
Jun 22 13 - 42
Jul 25 15 - 29
Aug 25 15 - 36
Sep 21 13 - 45
Oct 16 9 - 70
Nov 11 5 - 80
Dec 8 2 - 74
Table Key:
High - Average monthly high temperatures
Low - Average monthly low temperatures
Sun - Average hours of sunshine per day
Rain - Average monthly rainfall in mm
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