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Conca Casale, Province of Isernia, Molise

Province of Isernia
After a great depopulation due first to emigration, then to the 1984 earthquake, the small town is presently hoping in a rebirth from tourism.

Provinces of Molise

Info

  • Territory: mountainous
  • Population: about 180 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 86070
  • Phone Area Code: 0865
  • Patron Saint: Sant'Antonio of Padua, celebrated on 13 June.

What to see

  • Remains of the church of San Cosma e Damiano, going back to the 8th century AD.

Events

  • May 8: Feast of the Madonna delle Tre Fontane.

History

Originally called Valle del Campo, this small center was from 1811 to 1911 a frazione of Pozzilli, and later of Venafro, until 1927 when it became an independent municipality joining the three centers of Vicinato, Crognalito and Casamascio.

Until 1952, when the road was finally made, it could only be reached with mules along the ancient tratturo Venafro-Campaglione-Monte Corno. A massive emigration took place between 1881 and 1921, when the population, also because of the war, was reduced to half.