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Montelongo, Province of Campobasso, Molise

Province of Campobasso
The small agricultural center is located on the hinterland hills overlooking the Adriatic Sea. In ancient times its territory belonged to that part of Sannio populated by Frentani who had in the ancient "LADINOD" (the current Larino) their capital.

Provinces of Molise

Info

  • Altitude: 591 m a.s.l
  • Territory: hilly
  • Population: about 500 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 86040
  • Phone Area Code: 0874
  • Patron Saint: San Rocco on 16 August.

History

From the remains coming occasionally to light in abundance during agricultural works in the district called "Saccione", there was almost certainly an important rustic villa of Roman times. In a document written by Pope Lucio III there is mention of this center as belonging to condottiere Landolfo di Montelongo, who defended it against the Normans. For three centuries, from 1561 to 1811 Montelongo belonged to the Province of Capitanata (Foggia) then was included in Molise.