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Filignano, Province of Isernia, Molise

The little town of Filignano, 11 km frpm Venafro and 30 km from Isernia, was recently included in the National Park of Abruzzo, Molise and Lazio.

Info

  • Altitude: 460 m a.s.l
  • Territory: mountainous
  • Population: about 640 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 86074
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0865
  • Patron Saint: St. Immacolata Concezione, celebrated on December 8
  • Frazioni & Localities: Cerasuolo, Selvone, Bottazzella, Cerreto, Collemacchia, Franchitti, Lagoni, Mastrogiovanni, Mennella, Valerio, Valle.
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Provinces of Molise

History

The place is first recorded in a document of 962 AD included in the "Chronicon Volturnese" with the spelling Fonduliano, later to be changed into Fondemano. The present name appears in the 16th century when Girolamo Pellegrino gives this territory as dowry to his daughter Margherita.

Later on Filignano passed from the lordship of the Montaquila to the noble Caracciolo family, the last to rule on it up to the abolition of the feudal system. In the year 1861 it passed from the Province called Terra di Lavoro to the then Province of Molise (belonging to the Abruzzi region).

What to see

  • The church of Sant'Eleuterio dating back to the 10th century.

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