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Roccasicura, Province of Isernia, Molise

The small town rises amid forests and an abundance of small streams and springs, forming typical small waterfalls especially in winter.

Info

  • Altitude: 864 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 500 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 86080
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0865
  • Patron Saint: St. Leonardo, celebrated on November 6 and St. Antony of Padua, celebrated on 13 June.
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History

In historical documents the name was originally Roccasicona. the feudal lords that ruled over this territory were the Collalto, Carafa and Evoli. In the 20th century there was a very large emigration, especially to the New York area, canada and Switzerland.

What to see

  • The Parish Church of San Leonardo.
  • The church of San Nicola.
  • The Sanctuary of Madonna di Vallisbona, 3 km from the town, where an ancient painting is kept, found, according to the tradition, by a young sheperdess who saw the Virgin Mary; celebrations are held on the second Sunday in September.
  • The Civic Tower.
  • The Palazzo Baronale.

Events and Festivities

  • August: Festival of "Pizzelle e Vino alla Ciotola".

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