Ripabottoni is a lovely medieval village dating back to 1200’s century. The beautiful church of the Assunta is full of frescoes and paintings on canvas by Paolo Gamba, born in the village 1712. He was among the greatest painters of the 1700’s in Molise.
Ripabottoni (called Ripa by the locals) is a quiet village with beautiful views, people are warm and friendly. In the village you find a couple of grocery stores, a pharmacy, a butcher, a post office and a couple of nice bars, one with a small trattoria.
Almost every day farmers come to the village to sell their vegetables and fruits and once a week the fishermen come from the coast to sell their fish.
August is a busy month in Ripa. Several festivals and events are held including music, theatre, special events for children and of course food and wine.
One special local tradition is the the Borgo del Gusto (11th of August), a wine and food festival, where tasty dishes that attract food lovers and cooking enthusiast is served.
The Patron saint’s festival San Rocco is held on the 16th of August with parade, music and sometimes fireworks.
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