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Museo della Maiolica puglia

Museo della Maiolica

Puglia

Since 2015, the Laterza Majolica Museum has housed a rich variety of art objects produced by Laertine masters since the XVII century.
Fortress Goražda montenegro

Fortress Goražda

Montenegro

85 330 Kotor

Fortress Gorazda is located on a hill that dominates the Bay of Kotor at 452 m above sea level. Due to the proximity of the former Montenegrin border ...
Centro Storico di Presicce puglia

Centro Storico di Presicce

Puglia

With its hypogea Presicce, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, dominates the southernmost area of Salento, in the Serre Salentine area.
Church of St. Matthew montenegro

Church of St. Matthew

Montenegro

85 331 Dobrota, Kotor

Church of St. Matthew is from the XVIII century the main church of the maritime settlement of Dobrota. It is located on a built-up plateau above the s...
Monte Crocella Bojano molise

Monte Crocella Bojano

Molise

Standing 1040 metres above sea level on the Matese mountain range, Monte Crocella represents an ancient settlement chosen by the Samnites and those who inhabited the areas of Molise and Campania before them. On Mount Crocella there are traces of megalithic fortification almost with a kilometre of extention, present in places on the almost circular route. The boulders, made up of dry stones, are laid as if found in nature.
Abitato Sannitico di Montevairano Baranello molise

Abitato Sannitico di Montevairano Baranello

Molise

The settlement is one of the most interesting archaeological finds of the Samnite period consisting of a fortified site that covered an area of about 50 hectares surrounded by walls. The site dates back to the fourth century. a.. C. and had its full development until the sixth century. a. C.. C. The city was razed to the ground in 88 BC by Roman violence, aimed at a real damnatio memoriae.
Civita di Duronia molise

Civita di Duronia

Molise

It is a natural attraction of the country consisting of an imposing rocky massif that bears the name of Civita, which has remains of Samnite fortifications. The massif looks like an arduous and extensive pasture with four ridges that interrupt its profile.
Piazza San Pietro Celestino V Isernia molise

Piazza San Pietro Celestino V Isernia

Molise

The center of Piazza Celestino V is dominated by the majestic Fontana Fraterna, an imposing artwork from the 18th century that enchants the eyes of anyone who admires it. The fountain rapresents a symbol of unity and community, and it has become an icon of Isernia throughout the centuries.
Monte Cavallarizzo Capracotta molise

Monte Cavallarizzo Capracotta

Molise

Cavallerizzo Mount has been declared by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, since 2011 as a site of archaeological interest particularly important. On its top, between 1516 and 1524 meters above sea level, there is the highest of the Samnite fortifications known so far, the so-called Cyclopean walls.
Villa Romana di Casalpiano Morrone del Sannio molise

Villa Romana di Casalpiano Morrone del Sannio

Molise

The Roman villa is located in the archaeological area of Casalpiano which is situated in a large flat area of medium hill on the edge of lower Molise and crossed by the river Biferno. In the site there is a small museum and it is possible to visit the excavations.
Tempio Italico San Giovanni in Galdo molise

Tempio Italico San Giovanni in Galdo

Molise

The Samnite sanctuary rises on the hill of Colle Rimontato, about 1.5 km north east of the town of S. Giovanni in Galdo. The center is located in a favorable position with respect to the streets of communication with Larino, Monte Vairano and, through the valley of Tappino, with the trattural route Lucera-Castel di Sangro.
Grotte Neolitiche Montenero di Bisaccia molise

Grotte Neolitiche Montenero di Bisaccia

Molise

The Neolithic Caves are a natural complex of sandstone caves dating back to 10,000 B. C. and provide a direct testimony on what was the story of Montenero di Bisaccia. They are located on the south-east side of Montenero di Bisaccia hill and precisely in Via G. Garibaldi in Valle delle Torri.
La Rocca di Oratino molise

La Rocca di Oratino

Molise

The Fortress of Oratino is one of the most interesting examples of defense towers and sighting of the whole region. Built on a rocky limestone outcrop, "u Pischie", sharp and inaccessible between the upper valley of Biferno and the country, its period of construction should be placed between the tenth and twelfth centuries, according to the Catalogus Baronum.
Santa Maria dei Vignali Pescolanciano molise

Santa Maria dei Vignali Pescolanciano

Molise

Santa Maria dei Vignali is a Samnite fortification consisting of two concentric walls that enclose an area of about 6 hectares, developing in length for 760 m. It is no coincidence that the fortification rises overlooking the Castel di Sangro - Lucera sheep trail, one of the most important of the Apennine ridge and that for a good part develops in the heart of Sannio Pentro.
Villa Rustica Santa Maria del Canneto Roccavivara molise

Villa Rustica Santa Maria del Canneto Roccavivara

Molise

The rustic villa, of Roman times, is situated on the right side of the river Trigno. The villa consisted of three parts. The master's part (pars urbana) which included the house of the master, the rustic part (pars rustica) which included the rooms of the shepherds, slaves, stables for animals and the pars fructuaria to store products from agricultural activities. The main part and the rustic part were divided between them by the cell, or cellar, where currently there are the remains of terracotta barrels. In the villa were carried out agricultural activities for the production of oil and wine since the first century AD.
Torravecchia di Sepino molise

Torravecchia di Sepino

Molise

The Samnite stronghold rises in a strategic position on the Tammaro valley, on the homonymous high ground at an altitude of 953 meters. The circuit of the walls is developed for about 1500 meters and uses, where existing, the natural defense consists of rocky spurs and overhangs. Characteristic of the walls is the double curtain wall, an external lower and the other back of about 3 meters compared to the first, between the two runs an embankment used for the path of patrol. The walls of Terravecchia, conquered in 293 BC by the Roman army led by Consul Papirio Cursore, are divided into a double wall forming a step, despite this technical expedient, which would allow the besieged a double defensive possibility, since you could deploy the soldiers in double file, one for each step, after a strenuous defense the city fell.
Il Conventino di Sepino molise

Il Conventino di Sepino

Molise

In the countryside of Sepino there is the small convent of "S. Maria degli Angeli", built like a small Portiuncula in 1871 thanks to the collaboration of brothers Giovanni and Carmine Maglieri, one of whom offered the land and most of the building material, the other offered the sum of 200 lire and thanks above all to the will of Father Anselmo from Sassinoro. On November 6, 1871, the foundations were laid and in the following year Father Anselmo began to live there sometimes with Brother Pasquale from Pontelandolfo. It grew bigger and bigger and in 1875 it already contained seven cells on the second floor and all the rooms necessary for a perfect dwelling on the second floor.
Area sacra tempio Vastogirardi molise

Area sacra tempio Vastogirardi

Molise

The sacred area (temple) of Vastogirardi is a Samnite sanctuary, in the locality of S. Angelo, is located about a kilometer from Vastogirardi, in the heart of Sannio pentro. The temple was built between 130-120 BC and still used in the imperial age. Among the many materials found there are a statuette of an ox, a clay plaque depicting a nose and two eyes and numerous unguentariums in glass and terracotta that have led to speculate the existence of healing rites related to the water of the nearby spring, still called "the water of the angels".
Teatro Romano Venafro molise

Teatro Romano Venafro

Molise

The theater is located on the slopes of Mount St. Cross. The first plant of the building is not later than the first Augustan age: it was built with a staircase leaning against the slope of the mountain and included the ima and the media cavea, the lower parts of the staircase, separated by a semicircular passage; the scene, not yet completely brought to light, had to be rectilinear while, as a crowning, had to have a portico. The structure is in opus reticulatum with heads of the walls and ferrules of the arches in limestone blocks, according to a late-republican tradition; the architectural decoration, partly recovered, was in white marble; the walls were frescoed or covered with polychrome marble. Over time, the theater was the subject of several interventions: at a later time of the first century AD, should be attributed to an expansion, with the construction of the summa cavea, the highest part of the steps, supported by a robust system of substructures that also had the purpose of containing the land behind the theater. The technique used is the same as the reticulated work, but with elements of limestone and tuff alternating to form simple decorative motifs.

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