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Bonefro, Province of Campobasso, Molise

Near the spring of the Tona stream, the town enjoys a fine view on the valley as far as the seaside, among wide hills.

Info

  • Altitude: 606 m a.s.l
  • Territory: hilly
  • Population: about 1800 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 86041
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0874
  • Frazioni & Localities: San Vito.
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History

Bonefro was inhabited since very ancient times, though the earliest historical docuemnts date back to the late 10th century; it was part of the Norman countdom of Loritello, then other feudal lords were Atenolfo De Stipite, and the Boccapianola and De Guevara families. A very typical tradition is repeated on the Epiphany, when groups of musicians go from house to house singing folk motifs.

What to see

  • Parish church, with a precious marble altar and 16th century crucifix.
  • The castle was probably originally built by the Lombards and has still two towers and remains of the walls
  • The beautiful fountains of Fonte dei Ciechi and Fonte Pie' della Terra.