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An evocative Molise village, in the province of Isernia, which still retains its ancient medieval urban charm. The landscape of Frosolone is truly fascinating. Located in a promontory surrounded by steep cliffs, hills, woods, pastures and ponds, Frosolone is characterized by a morphology of carbonate rocks with bizarre and surprising shapes. The country today is a very active center in the craft sector and, in particular, in the production of scissors and knives.
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About the village

The medieval village of Frosolone (Frescëlone in Molisano, Frus'lòn in Friulian dialect) is located in Molise. Before the Roman era, the area was inhabited by Sannitian populations, as evidenced by the presence of polygonal, megalithic walls, visible on the mountain above the village, at Civitelle. The settlement dates back to medieval times: in a document kept in Montecassino dating back to the first half of the XI century, a torrent called aqua Freselona appears among the landmarks of the area; Frosolone would be tried and imprisoned by some Molise friars: their detention would take place in the "castle", the present Baron palace. However, it is only in the late Middle Ages that Frosolone begins to define itself as a true urban nucleus.

As with many other centers in Molise, the country's medieval phase ends drastically with the earthquake of 1456. Frosolone's regular testimonies, then, start from the Spanish period. In this era it is going through an intense phase of development, and growth continues throughout the modern age. The rebuilding following the earthquake and then the unity of Italy give Frosolone a new face and new prospects for development. The economic conditions of the population remain, however, very difficult: the country will contribute, together with most of the South, to the great migration of the early twentieth century.

They definitely deserve a visit to Palazzo Zampini and the Mother Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

Historically, the country has founded its own economy on livestock (in particular sheep) and craftsmanship of scissors and knives. Gradually, the tourist sector is taking shape, in particular in the form of widespread accommodation, favored by almost untouched nature and a largely handicraft sector in the agri-food sector. Nowadays, the country boasts excellent agro-food production, in particular vaccine cheeses (caciocavallo and scamorza) and sheep (pecorino); an expanding area is the sector linked to the truffle search. The territory is rich mainly of Tuber aestivum, Tuber borchii (whitewash), Tuber brumale and Moscatum and of the precious Tuber magnatum, of which, in fact, Molise is the largest producer. Still practiced is the craftsmanship of scissors and knives.

Municipality of Frosolone
 
Province of Isernia
Molise Region

Inhabitants: 3.172
Center Altitude: 894 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of:
 
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Città dei sapori
Paesi bandiera arancione

Municipality
Corso Garibaldi 37 - Tel. 0874-890435

BY CAR

  • From the North: Take the A14 Adriatica highway, exit at Montenero di Bisaccia / Vasto Sud / San Salvo, take the SS 650 (Fondo Valle Trigno) in the direction of Isernia, turn in the direction of Civitanova del Sannio, continue along the SP 74 towards Frosolone.
  • 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, SS 618 in the direction of Frosolone.
  • From Isernia: Take the SS 85, continue on the SS 17 in the direction of Campobasso, take the SS 618 in the direction of Frosolone.
  • From Campobasso: Take the SS 87 (Bifernina state road), continue on the SS 647 dir B, SS 647, continue on the SP 169, SS 618 in the direction of Frosolone.
  • From Naples: Take the A1 Rome - Naples highway, exit at Caianello, follow the signs for Isernia, SS 85, continue on the SS 17 in the direction of Campobasso, cross Isernia, take the SS 618 in the direction of Frosolone.
  • 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 in the direction of Isernia, continue on the SS 17 in the direction of Campobasso, cross Isernia, take the SS 618 in direction of Frosolone.

ON THE TRAIN

  • Isernia railway station

BY PLANE

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

BY SEA

  • Port of Termoli
  • Port of Naples

Sleep, eat, buy...

Locanda La Campana
Vico Polito, 15 - 86081, Agnone (Isernia)
23.88 Kilometers from Frosolone

Frosolone is present in issue 9 of our digital magazine e-borghi travel.
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