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Carovilli, Province of Isernia, Molise

The small town is placed on a high rock just below Monte Ferrante, where megalithic walls can still be seen.

Info

  • Altitude: 860 m a.s.l
  • Territory: mountainous
  • Population: about 1300 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 86083
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0865
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Provinces of Molise

History

Carovilli takes its name from a small village founded by veteran soldiers of the Roman army in honor of their former commander, consul Spurius Carvilius. In the Middle Ages it was a dominion of the Borrello Counts, then passed in 1390 to Gurrello Origlia. In the 16th century it was a possession of the Marchesano family, followed by the D'Alessandro, who were the last lords until feudalism was suppressed in 1806.

Events and Festivities

  • The "Sagra del Gambero", an ancient feast connected to the abundance of fish and crabs in the local water streams.

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