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Sant'Angelo Limosano, Province of Campobasso, Molise

A very nice medieval borough, reached after passing through a beautiful pinewood, with narrow stairways leading to the top of the village. The municipality claims to be the birthplace of Pope Celestine V. A typical local dish is the "scattone", home-made pasta seasoned with wine.

Info

  • Altitude: 900 m a.s.l
  • Territory: mountainous
  • Population: about 340 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 86020
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0874
  • Patron Saint: St. Pietro Celestino on 19 May.

History

Sant'Angelo had a very famous lord, Clemenzia D'Angiò, daughter of king Charles II Anjou and Mary from Hungary, who received the fiefdom in 1292, then married the Charles Valois, the brother of the French king, so that the fiefdom returned under royal jurisdiction.

Events and Festivities

  • Among the most typical tradition there is on 2 August the feast of the Madonna delle Stelle with a procession to the sanctuary about one mile away from the center.

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