10 things to see in Campobasso (Campobasso)

You are passing? You are discovering the Molise? Guests who book a winter holiday to Campitello Matese, to do some 'ski? You can not miss a visit to the capital of Molise! Here's our little guide useful to discover the places to visit in Campobasso, the 10 things to see if you are here.

Palace Pistilli

Along the climb of San Bartolomeo, which leads to the old Romanesque church, you can be seen through the vegetation a building that climbs the mountain, known as Palazzo Pistilli. The palace takes its name from the family Pistilli, who had it built in 1783, thanks to a skillful terracing on the mountain, in the highest part of the city. In 2012, the state of the building was dedicated to the exhibition and exhibitions aimed at rebuilding the local art and Neapolitan.


Museum of the Mysteries

Mysteries not yet discovered? Of course not! Molise has, in its mystery, the key to the tradition. Museum of the Mysteries is a museum of costumes and structures used to celebrate, over two hundred years, the day of Corpus Christi, the feast par excellence of Campobasso. The museum has two parts: the entrance hall, which houses the traditional costumes, and the projection room, with over 40 seats, the best projects processions of the mysteries of recent years.



A facade reminiscent of the great Greek temples presents the Cathedral of SS. Trinity. Following an earthquake, and the suppression of the brotherhood who lived there, the cathedral was closed to the public for several years. Only in 1900 it was reopened and in 1927 won the "degree" of the Cathedral, by which was also restored, making it one of the symbols of the historic and cultural city.

Internzionale Museum of Nativity in miniature "Guido Colitti"

In our Guide to Campobasso could not miss the International Museum of the Nativity in miniature, named Guido Colitti and born from his passion. From all over the globe come statues, built with any materials that were exhibited at the Museum of the Crib: by depictions in cards, until the wax, the wood of the Black Forest, the terracotta. The exhibition space there are some items created by Guido Colitti, including a beautiful crib carved in cork, made up of terracotta figures.


Villa De Capoa

Worth a visit Villa Capoa really characteristic with its magnificent garden in her crown. When in '500 still reigned feudalism in what still was not Italian, Andrea De Capoa, Molise important feudal lord, he gave the villa. On the main boulevard is even a statue of Bacchus eating their classic grape. Countess Marianna De Capoa, the late nineteenth century, decided to give to the municipality their home, thereby giving Campobasso an important historical artifact.


Palazzo San Giorgio

The City Hall is located in Palazzo San Giorgio, one of the great historic buildings of the capital of Molise. The tripartite facade is topped by a clock face that, after the recent restoration, has been enriched by some bells, scheduled to segment a melody every 15 minutes: on the hour only the bells play the melody complete. Outside of Palazzo San Giorgio is a statue of Saint George, the patron saint of the city, ready to slay a dragon with whom he engaged in a fight. Inside the building, however, is the Free, a Byzantine statue, escaped the earthquake of 1805.


Warehouse flour

If you want to delve into the history of the city, there is no place more significant Fondaco flour. The Fondaco is a small square that opened a few steps from the church of San Leonardo, which flowed across the grain crop by farmers in the area to be subject to duty. You can still see the instrument with which it was measured and weighed the harvest to be submitted to taxation: the Mezzacanna.


Savoy Theatre

Formerly known as the "Social Theater", the Savoy Theatre was born in the twenties and is presented to the public with the great "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini. Inside, we can see the beautiful frescos by Arnaldo De Lisio, who tells his painting life everyday of Campobasso. Joseph Tucci, artist of Molise, has created some works in wrought iron of excellent workmanship that, following the restoration of the theater, entered law among the attractions of visitors Campobasso.

Castello Monforte

On top of the mountain, as the fairytale castles, stands the Castle Monforte. According to many, the castle was restored following an earthquake, such as Nicholas II Monforte that gave new luster and a name. Castello Monforte is a true symbol of Campobasso: her figure was even engraved on a coin minted by the State Mint in 2012. Legend has it that one of the local dungeon was a torture chamber, and through an underpass could lead to the church of Saint Anthony.


Church of St. Anthony Abbot

Four altars of wood, covered with pure gold, the organizing cardinally in its internal order. The Church of Saint Anthony is one of the few witnesses of Baroque monuments of the city, while the interior frescoes, hand Molise, illuminate the presbytery. The local artist, Xavier Zinn is the author of the wooden statue of St. Francis, an authentic sculpture carved expertly and placed in an environment where gold illuminates the hidden veins.


A little 'outside: the Campitello Matese

Finally out of town, if you did not know, less than an hour's drive is Campitello Matese, part of the municipality of San Massimo (Campobasso) renowned center of winter sports, skiing, snowboarding, etc., central-Italy Southern. The ski resort is made up of over 28 km of downhill ski runs, Appreciated for skiing in winter, Campitello Matese is also nice in the spring and summer when the plain, which is the flat valley surrounded by mountains around, it becomes a lake and the whole area becomes a destination for fans of cycling and mountain biking.