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Vastogirardi, Province of Isernia, Molise, Italy

Near the springs of the Trigno river, was certainly inhabited already at the time of the Samnites, since not far from the center there are remains of walls and a sacred area going back to some centuries before Christ.

Info

Altitude: 1200 m a.s.l -- Territory: mountainous -- Population: ca. 800 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 86089 -- Phone Area Code: 0865
How to reach it:
Autostrada A1 Roma-Napoli exit San Vittore or Caianello.
A25 exit Pratola Peligna then towards Roccaraso
A14 exit Vasto Sud, then State Road Trignina exit Pescolanciano. -- Patron Saint: San Nicola -- Frazioni & Località: Cerreto, Villa San Michele

History

The territory is rich of pastures and for this reason was always used by shepherds and cattle breeders since very remote times. As a matter of fact, along the tratturo "Celano-Foggia", crossing the area of Vastogirardi, there are still many stone constructions in the typical tholos form used as shelters by shepherds.

Under the Lombards and later the Normans, the castle became the center of the village life, and the fortified borough with only two entrance doors is still extant.

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