Sant'Elia a Pianisi, Province of Campobasso, Molise
Provinces of Molise
Other Italian Regions
- Altitude: 671 m a.s.l
- Territory: hilly
- Population: about 1700 inhabitants in 2018
- Zip/postal code: 86048
- Phone Area Code: 0874
- Patron Saint: S. Elia Profeta on 20 July.
- Frazioni & Localities: Occhito
What to see
- Church of Sant'Elia, 13th century, containing two beautiful marble statues representing Joseph and Mary, a 16th-century painting "Allegoria dei Sette Sacramenti" moved here from Ripabottoni in 1720, as well as a fine canvas of local painter Fernando Di Stefano representing patron Sant'Elia the Prophet on his fire wagon.
- The "Cerreto" Wood.
A very lively trade center in the past, when there were a pasta and biscuit factory, a flour mill, a trousers manufacture, most of them unfortunately now closed. The place is today a favorite religious destinations since in the Capucine Convent there is the cell where San Pio da Pietrelcina, the beloved Padre Pio, spent four years of his life.