The village of Pietracupa is characterized by the presence of small caves, in the past used as ancient residences
 
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Pietracupa

The beating heart of stone
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Municipality of Pietracupa
Province of Campobasso
Molise Region

Population: 214
Altitude centre: 695 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
Unione Medio Sannio

Protected Natural Areas:
Parco delle Morge Cenozoiche del Molise

Municipality of Pietracupa
Via Casaleno 1 - Pietracupa (CB)
Tel. +39 0874 768149

The name of the village of Pietracupa derives from stone, since built on a huge limestone formation, the "Morgia," and the adjective cupa, which in Latin means "barrel", in reference to the numerous rock settlements still visible therein. Is the area of the summer and hiking.

The center was erected in the period high-medieval (the Latin name of the attesterebbe), probably as a monastic settlement and was a feudal domain of many families, among which the most important were those of De Molisio, De Queen, of Eboli of Castropignano, and of the Franconian which they kept Pietracupa from 1676 to 1810, the year in which ended the feudal ratio. The Franconian had obtained in 1704 the title of Princes of Pietracupa which passed to their heirs Caracciolo of Torchiarolo,. In the agro pietracupese arose subsequently two abbeys, the first dedicated to San Pietro in Formoso, probably destroyed by the earthquake of 9 September 1349, and the second of Sant'Alessandro, no longer active after the earthquake of December 1456. In 1360 was built in the gothic style church of San Gregorio, then rebuilt in 1560 after the earthquake.

In the heart of Morgia there is an ancient rock church reported to worship in the last century, inside which is stored a crucifix dating back to the sixteenth century, a stationary cross in stone and an altar formed by grinding wheel of an old mill.

Video by Marco Fusaro

Other destinations nearby

Bagnoli del Trigno
Bagnoli del Trigno
The village of Bagnoli del Trigno is one of the most picturesque towns in Molise to deserve the nickname "Pearl of Molise"
Isernia - 5.71 KM from Pietracupa
Frosolone
Frosolone
The medieval village of Frosolone is a very active center in the craft sector and, in particular, in the production of scissors and knives
Isernia - 10.95 KM from Pietracupa
Trivento
Trivento
Trivento is known for the staircase of San Nicola, composed of 365 steps, and for the interesting Cathedral
Campobasso - 11.71 KM from Pietracupa
Oratino
Oratino
In Oratino you can admire a small part of the work and works made in the craft workshops of the village from the seventeenth century onwards.
Campobasso - 12.04 KM from Pietracupa
Agnone
Agnone
Of Samnite origins, Agnone is home to the oldest factory in the world for the manufacture of bells.
Isernia - 18.77 KM from Pietracupa
Roccavivara
Roccavivara
Roccavivara, inside the Parco delle Morge, enjoys a truly spectacular geographical position and is rich in resources
Campobasso - 18.93 KM from Pietracupa

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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