Campobasso (Molise): what to see


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What to see in Campobasso, itinerary including the main historical monuments and places of interest, including Castello Monforte, Church of San Giorgio, Church of San Bartolomeo and Church of Sant'Antonio Abate.


Tourist information

Agricultural and commercial center that has kept practically intact the traditional artisanal production of cutlery, whose origins date back to the fourteenth century, Campobasso is the capital of Molise, with an ancient village from the Lombard era.

In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries it belonged to the Monforte, later to the Spanish and, after a succession of other passages, to the Carafa.


In the eighteenth century the town managed to redeem itself, becoming finally independent.

The classic tourist itinerary winds entirely in the historic center, located close to the hill, starting from the Monforte Castle located in viale della Rimembranza.

This fortress, rebuilt in 1549, appears as an imposing quadrangular building, with towers placed at the corners and crenellated walls.


What see

Along the same avenue is the 12th century church of San Giorgio, with a simple Romanesque façade and an interior including 17th century statues and some interesting frescoes.

Not far away, in via Chiarizia, is the Romanesque church of San Bartolomeo, reworked in 1600, with a remarkable portal and a beautiful bell tower characterized by a beautiful belfry from the late Renaissance period.

In via Marconi it is possible to admire the church of Sant'Antonio Abate, dating back to the end of the sixteenth century and having an interior with some gilded wooden altars, as well as remarkable paintings made in the seventeenth century.

In the surroundings, in Ferrazzano, it is possible to see a fifteenth-century castle and the Romanesque church of the Assunta, which houses a remarkable entirely carved thirteenth-century pulpit.

Campobasso, Molise www.lucianobaccaro.net (January 2023)


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