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Roccasicura, Province of Isernia, Molise, Italy





The small town rises amid forests and an abundance of small streams and springs, forming typical small waterfalls especially in winter.

Info

Altitude: 864 m a.s.l
-- Population: ca. 600 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 86080 -- Phone Area Code: 0865 -- Patron Saint: San Leonardo celebrated on November 6

History

In historical documents the name was originally Roccasicona. the feudal lords that ruled over this territory were the Collalto, Carafa and Evoli. In the 20th century there was a very large emigration, especially to the New York area, canada and Switzerland.

What to see

  • Parish church of San Leonardo
  • Church of San Nicola
  • Sanctuary of Madonna di Vallisbona, 3 km from the town, where an ancient painting is kept, found, according to the tradition, by a young sheperdess who saw the Virgin Mary; celebrations are held on the second Sunday in September.
  • The Civic Tower
  • The Palazzo Baronale

Events

  • August: Festival of "Pizzelle e Vino alla Ciotola"
Province of Isernia

Genealogy and Links

Provinces of Molise: Campobasso, Isernia