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Those who go to Pietracupa for the first time cannot fail to be enchanted by the panoramas they can enjoy. Its particular and extraordinary conformation represents an example of unique wonder of its kind; Pietracupa is characterized by the presence of small caves, used in the past as ancient residences. Agriculture remains the main source of income: cereals, olive trees, fruit trees and vines are grown.
  • Village in the mountain
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Camper parking area
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A look at Pietracupa
A look at Pietracupa
Video by Marco Fusaro

About the village

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to San Pietro in Formoso, probably destroyed by the earthquake of 9 September 1349, and the second of Sant'Alessandro, no longer active after the earthquake of December 1456.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.

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
Via Casaleno 1 - Tel. +39 0874 768149

BY CAR

  • From North and South: From the A14 Adriatica motorway towards Pescara, exit at Montenero di Bisaccia / Vasto Sud / San Salvo, take the SS 650 towards Isernia / Montenero di Bisaccia, exit towards Trivento / Castelguidone, cross Trivento and continue towards Pietracupa (SP 142).
  • From Campobasso: Take the SS 87, continue on the SS 647, continue on the SP 139 in the direction of Fossalto, turn on the SP 138 in the direction of Pietracupa (SP 142).
  • From Naples: From the A1 highway, exit at Caianello, turn towards Benevento, continue towards Campobasso, SS 17, take the SS 650 towards San Salvo, continue towards Salcito / Pietracupa.
  • From Rome: From the A1 Autostrada del Sole exit at San Vittore, follow direction Campobasso, reach the SS 17, continue along the SS 650 towards San Salvo, continue towards Salcito / Pietracupa.

BY PLANE

  • Foggia airport
  • Pescara airport
  • Naples airport
  • Rome Ciampino Airport
  • Rome Fiumicino Airport

BY SEA

  • Port of Termoli

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MCM Nautica
Via Corsica 179 - 86039, Termoli (Campobasso)
52.64 Kilometers from Pietracupa

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september, 2020

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