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Limosano is a quiet village with a pretty medieval centre that includes a feudal palace and three ancient churches.
Limosano was an important trading town in Roman times and at one time was a more important centre than Campobasso - the capital of the Molise region. The town grew in the Middle Ages but then started to decline in the 12th century when many of its population emigrated to Canada and America. The area around Toronto in Canada was a particularly popular destinations and many Canadian Italians in this area can trace their ancestors back to this sleepy village!
Nowadays it is a charming hill village little changed since its medieval heyday. As you approach the village you get charming views of its ancient stone buildings hugging the hillside. It winds slowly up the hill to the feudal palace and one of its three churches on the square at the top of the village. The 12th century belltower of the church of Santa Maria rises up above the rest of the village. From the village itself you get pretty views of the surrounding Molise countryside.
Whilst many of the houses sit on the gentle slopes of the hill some sit dramatically on top of a rocky outcrop where the stone of the houses almost merges with the stone of the rocks below.
Limosano is the birthplace of a famous Italian philosopher called Igino Petrone who lived in the late 19 - early 20th century.
Places to Visit Nearby
To the north of Limosano is the town of Pietrabbondante, known for the impressive remains of an ancient Samnite town which can be visited here.
Where is Limosano?
Limosano is in the Molise region in the south of Italy. It is 14 kilometers north-west of Campobasso