Altilia, Isernia, Castelpetroso, Pietrabbondante and Agnone
Two-day tour package
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First day - Morning
Altilia – Sepino
Nucleus of Samnite origin developed in Roman times. The city of Saepinum, now known as Altilia, is an important road junction on the Pescasseroli-Candela royal sheep track.
First day - Afternoon
Through the historic center of Isernia “the first capital of Italy” to admire the signs of its evolution in history. The remains of the sacred area, below the neoclassical cathedral dedicated to St. Peter the Apostle, tell of the religion, society and politics of almost two thousand and five hundred years ago. Visit to the Paleolithic museum of Isernia-la Pineta dating back to 600,000 years ago where there is the oldest human find in Europe.
Second day - Morning
The Sanctuary of Maria Santissima Addolorata is an important Catholic place of worship whose history begins on March 22, 1888, the day in which the Virgin appeared for the first time.
The sanctuary complex of the entire Samnite people is the only example of the theater of the time preserved in its almost total entirety. It was the center of aggregation of the Samnite political leaders of all the tribes of central Italy.
Second day - Afternoon
A settlement of Lombard origin and a large center of craftsmanship in the 12th century with the presence of Venetian artists and craftsmen who came with the Borrello family. Among these, the Marinelli family, founder and owner of the millenary bell foundry which from 1924, with Pius XI, carried the Pontifical Coat of Arms. We will visit the museum and the pontifical foundry. The day will continue with a walk in the historic center towards the Venetian quarter, the Emidiana Library, the church of Sant’Emidio.