Castelpetroso, Province of Isernia, Molise, Italy
The small centre rises in a strategic position, on a hill exactly on the border between Isernia and Bojano.
Altitude: 872 m a.s.l -- Territory: mountainous -- Population: ca. 1600 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 86090 -- Phone Area Code: 0865 -- Patron Saint: Madonna dell'Addolorata
The area was inhabited well before the conquest of the Lombards, who were the first to realize. Like Castelmauro, the borough was surrounded by high, mighty walls where only three doors opened. In 1860, part of Garibaldi's army during retreat had to fight against the population of the area in order to reach Bojano.
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