Places To Visit
Campobasso is the capital of the Molise region and of the province of Campobasso and is divided into two sections. The old town is where the beautiful Castello Monforte can be found, the “new” town is outside of the walls in the lower fertile plain and dates back to the 16th century. It is located between the Sannio and Matese mountains and is filled with natural beauty and charm, and was once world-famous for its cutlery craftsmanship. Today you find many nice shops and restaurants in the town.
During the Second World War, Campobasso was occupied by Canadian forces for two year and for a time was nicknamed “Canada Town” or “Maple Leaf City”. Campobasso is about 30 km from Ripabottoni.
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Molise is rich in archeological evidence. Its many archeological ruins testify to a past which finds its roots in the Samnites and in the reign of ancient Rome.
Example such as those in Pietrabbondante and Sepino, the base of an archeological park complete with an ancient Roman theater which is still intact and surrounded by greenery, or those in Bojano, which rise up at the foot of the Biferno river and offer art lovers its beautiful churches, including the cathedral where the seven deadly sins are depicted, as well as the Sorgente di Pietre Cadute.
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There are several beautiful medieval villages nearby to visit and to explore their history and their typical charm and ambiance. I will be glad to help you with information and advice about the area.