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Forlì del Sannio, Province of Isernia, Molise

The small centre is located in the heart of the Apennines, in a mountainous area crossed by the Vandrella river, that originates in the north-west at the "Bocche di Forlì" and further on flows into the Vandra, a tributary of the Volturno.

Info

  • Altitude: 610 m a.s.l
  • Territory: mountainous
  • Population: about 670 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 86084
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0865
  • Patron Saint: St. Biagio, celebrated on February 3
  • Frazioni & Localities: Acqua dei Ranci, Convento Vecchio, Lotto, Macchia, Masserie Lotto, Pagliaia di Cerro, Ricinuso, Vandra.
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History

The settlement most probably dates back to the Samnite period, though the earliest historical information appears under the Normans, when Forlì belonged to the monastery of San Vincenzo al Volturno, to pass later to the lordship of the Borrello family. Called "Forulum", it was then given by the Anjou to Ugone Brancia in 1269. In the early 14th century it was under the Cornay family, related to the powerful Carafa, who were also the last feudal lords of the place.

Events and Festivities

  • January 16: "Ciciarelli" Feast in honor of St.Antony the Abbot
  • September - October: Grapes Festival.

What to see

  • The church of San Biagio
  • The beautiful Vandra Forest.

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