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  • Campobasso stands on Samnite Apennine, at an altitude of 701 metres. This is the main city in Molise. Its name probably comes from 'campus vassorum', a name which indicates the place of residence of the vassals who served the Feudal Lord. The structure of the city seems to confirm this hypothesis. At the top of the hill dominating the new city is Monforte Castle, a medieval fortress, the modern, rather ...
    © elyrae / 123RF
  • The city of Campobasso is the administrative centre of the province of the same name, and of the region of Molise.
    © elyrae / 123RF
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Italy

Campobasso stands on Samnite Apennine, at an altitude of 701 metres. This is the main city in Molise. Its name probably comes from 'campus vassorum', a name which indicates the place of residence of the vassals who served the Feudal Lord. The structure of the city seems to confirm this hypothesis. At the top of the hill dominating the new city is Monforte Castle, a medieval fortress, the modern, rather austere appearance of which is due to Count Cola who rebuilt it in 1459. Along the road that leads to the castle, you will encounter other historical buildings of interest, including San Bartolomeo Church and San Giorgio Church, which dates back to the 12th Century.

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