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Castelpetroso, Province of Isernia, Molise, Italy





The small centre rises in a strategic position, on a hill exactly on the border between Isernia and Bojano.

Info

Altitude: 872 m a.s.l -- Territory: mountainous -- Population: ca. 1600 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 86090 -- Phone Area Code: 0865 -- Patron Saint: Madonna dell'Addolorata

History

The area was inhabited well before the conquest of the Lombards, who were the first to realize. Like Castelmauro, the borough was surrounded by high, mighty walls where only three doors opened. In 1860, part of Garibaldi's army during retreat had to fight against the population of the area in order to reach Bojano.

What to see

  • Sanctuary of the Vergine Addolorata. In Neo-gothic style, project by architect Gualandi, was built between 1890 and 1905. Inside paintings by the Molisan artist Amedeo Trivisonno.

Events

  • Feast of the Madonna Addolorata: March 22 and last Sunday of September.

Genealogy and Links

Province of Isernia

Provinces of Molise: Campobasso, Isernia