Scapoli is located at 611 meters above sea level and is a small corner of Molise land lying on a hill and surrounded by the imposing peaks of the Mainarde. Its inhabited area is characterized by being scattered over a large area and includes, in addition to the harvested urban center, as many as 16 residential areas scattered throughout the territory.
Scapoli (Scapuli in Molisano) is a small village in Molise, famous all over the world to be the home of the bagpipe, an ancient wind instrument produced today by hand by scapular craftsmen. The origins of the village probably date back to the 9th century, as would be found in some texts, among which the "Chronicon Vulturnense", an ancient text written around 1130 by a monk of the abbey of St. Vincent and of the Volturno named Giovanni. The settlement of Scapoli was born on the land owned by the abbey by the monks who had been expelled from the Saracens by Castel San Vincenzo. Since its foundation, Scapoli was under the influence of several families of Franco-Roman origin, among whom in 1043 the family Borrello took over from the abbey the entire valley of Volturno. The country returned to the hands of the abbey thanks to the intervention of Pope Niccolò II and then to be again deprived of work by the Counts of the Martians. Subsequently, since 1200, it was in the hands of the Caldora and in 1382 the feud was sold to the Pandone. In the 16th century and until 1621 it was Bucciarelli and then sold to Innico di Grazia, Baron of Cerro al Volturno, until the Marquis Battiloro arrived.
During the Second World War he found himself on the famous "Gustav Line" created by the Germans to prevent the advancement of the allies. Most importantly, it was the constitution of Scapoli of the Italian Liberation Corps, the protagonist of bloody battles on the nearby Monte Marrone.
The typical dish is the Ravioli at Scapolese, which is nothing more than a large raviolo with a particular filling with a decided taste and intense flavor.
Municipality of Scapoli Province of Isernia Molise Region
Inhabitants: 669 Center Altitude: 611 m s.l.m.
The Municipality is part of: City of flavors Paesi Bandiera Arancione
Protected natural areas: Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park
Municipality Piazza Martiri Di Scapoli 1 - Tel. 0865-954143
in Venafro, the 'Molise Gate' there's the National Museum, hosted inside Pandone Castle.
Via Tre Cappelle, Venafro (Isernia)
14.25 Kilometers from Scapoli
From the North: Take the A14 Adriatica motorway, follow the direction for Rome, take the A 25 motorway, exit towards Bussi / Popoli, follow the signs for L'Aquila (A 24), continue on the SS 17, cross Popoli, SS 652 in the direction of Venafro, continue on the SS 158 up to the SS 627 in the direction of Scapoli.
From the south: Autostrada Adriatica A14, follow the direction of Pescara, continue on the A16 motorway, follow the direction of Benevento, in Benevento continue on the SS 88, exit at Campobasso, take the SS 87 (Bifernina state road) towards Campobasso / Isernia, continue on the SS 17, take the SS 85 in the direction of Venafro, turn on the SS 158 and follow it until the SS 627 in the direction of Scapoli.
From Isernia: Take the SS 85, turn onto the SS 158, continue to the SS 627 in the direction of Scapoli.
From Campobasso: Take the SS 87 (Bifernina state road), near Vinchiaturo continue on the SS 17, take the SS 85 in the direction of Venafro, turn onto the SS 158 and follow it until the SS 627 in the direction of Scapoli.
From Naples: Take the A1 Rome - Naples motorway, exit at Caianello, follow the signs for Isernia, SS 85, follow the direction of Montaquila / Roccaraso, turn onto the SS 158 towards Roccaraso, take the SS 627 in direction of Scapoli.
From Rome: From the A1 Autostrada del Sole exit at San Vittore, follow the direction Venafro on the SS 6, in Venafro continue on the SS 85, follow the direction Montaquila / Roccaraso, turn on the SS 158 in the direction of Roccaraso, take the SS 627 in direction of Scapoli.