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Rotello, Province of Campobasso, Molise

The small center rises in a strategic position between the Fortore and Trigno rivers, near the coast, on hills planted with olive trees of autoctonous varieties (Rosciola di Rotello and Cellina di Rotello) that produce a renowned extravirgin olive oil. Since 1994 the municipality is part of the association "Le città dell'olio".

Info

  • Altitude: 360 m a.s.l
  • Territory: hilly
  • Population: about 1200 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 86040
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0874
  • Patron Saint: St. Donato on 7 August.
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Provinces of Molise

History

Founded by the Normans in the middle 12th century as Loritello, was for a long time one of the most important county of Molise. In the Angevin period the fiefdom was given to the D'Alemagna family, who were followed by the Sanframondo in the 14th century and the Boccapianola in the 15th, who kept Rotello until 1792, when it was included in the royal lands.

What to see

  • The church of Santa Maria degli Angeli.