Riccia, Province of Campobasso, Molise
Riccia lies about 29 kms southeast of Campobasso, on the border with the province of Benevento, in a beautiful landscape of deciduous forests as the Bosco Mazzocca (mainly ash and oaks).
- Altitude: 720 m a.s.l
- Territory: mountainous
- Population: about 5100 inhabitants in 2018
- Zip/postal code: 86016
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0874
- Patron Saint: St. Agostino on 28 August.
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Archeological findings in the territory show the presence of a Samnite settlement followed then by the establishment of a Roman colony. After the dark period of the Middle Ages, Riccia was always a fiefdom of the de Capua family. A famous figure in the history of the place was Costanza di Chiaromonte, wife of king Ladislaw of Durazzo, who was rejected by her husband in 1392 and taken as wife by Andrea de Capua, from which union two sons were born. The unfortunate queen's sepulchre is in the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
What to see
- The Medieval Tower, the symbol of Riccia, a remnant of the Di Capua medieval castle
- The church of Santa Maria Assunta, 13th century.
- The church of Annunziata and its interesting portal dating back to the 14th century
- The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie: inside the Renaissance tombs of the Di Capua lords.