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The church of San Pietro ad oratorium, put under the jurisdiction of the wealthy Abbey of San Vincenzo al Volturno in Isernia, was founded in the eighth century by order of King Desiderius and entirely re-built in the twelfth century in Romanic style. The plan of the church consists of a nave and two aisles divided by two rows of round arches with three extrados apses; the façade, made up of regular stone blocks, is the original one as far as the lateral naves and has a big portal decorated with flowers and spirals. Inside the church there are a thirteenth-century ciborium and a cycle of fresc
The convent, founded in the sixteenth century by order of Giovanni from Capestrano, was gradually adjusted and enlarged until the mid XIX century. In 1735 a wide presbytery with an apse and two chapels were added on the right side; in 1709 the cloister was built on the left side of the church and in 1742 the structure was completed with a dormitory and a precious library, rich of documents and extremely valuable books. In 1750 the cloister was joined to the upper level through a magnificent staircase. The building includes the Museum of the Convent of San Giovanni from Capestrano, which preser