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Frosolone, Province of Isernia, Molise

Province of Isernia
Almost completely destroyed in 1805 by a disastrous earthquake, the town was rebuilt and is now a tourist destination. It is a renowned manufacturing center of hand-made knives and scissors.

Provinces of Molise

Info

  • Altitude: 894 m a.s.l
  • Territory: mountainous
  • Population: about 3100 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 86095
  • Phone Area Code: 0874
  • Patron Saint: Saints Nazario, Celso and Vittorio, celebrated on July 28
  • Frazioni & Localities: Acquevive, San Pietro in Valle, Castello, Cerasito Di Mezzo, Cerasito Inferiore, Cerasito Superiore, Cese Carrate, Collecarrise, Colle Morello, Masseria Franciosi, Ovedino, Pedincona, Sagrestano, Sant'Anna, Terranova, Torre, Vallecupa Inferiore.

What to see

  • Parish church of the Assunta, with a fine marble statue of the Virgin Mary on the facade. The church hosts two fine paintings by Giacinto Diana from Pozzuoli, the Madonna in Gloria and the Madonna del Carmine, dated 1785.

Events

  • May 8: feast of S. Michele
  • June 13: Sant'Antonio
  • August 1: Festival of peperoni and baccalà with parade of allegorical wagons
  • August: "Caciocavallo" festival.

History

The imposing Samnite walls still extant in the areas called Civitella and Castellone are what is left of fortresses built by the Samnites in their wars against the Romans. Frosolone belonged to the countdom of Isernia under the Lombards, then in the 14th century became a fiefdom of the Evoli, in the 16th of the Montagano Counts, to pass under the Re Raho, Marchesano, and finally to the Muscettola family.