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Salcito, Province of Campobasso, Molise

A remarkable emigration took place in the 19th century to Rome, where the citizens of Salcito worked as carriage drivers, and nowadays many of them drive taxis.

Info

  • Altitude: 706 m a.s.l
  • Territory: mountainous
  • Population: about 650 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 86026
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0874
  • Patron Saint: St. Basilio Magno celebrated on 14 June.
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History

In the Middle Ages the Evoli family, one of the most prominent families in the region, had their center here. In the 16th century the fiefdom passed to the Di Capua and later to the Francone.

Events and Festivities

  • On the day of the patron San Basilio Magno taxi drivers come to have their taxicabs blessed in the village square, while in the hamlet called Pietraromana a procession is held with a blessing of the fields.

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