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ABOUT MOLISE

Impressions

    There are spaces without boundary, leading the view directly to the horizon, while the mind goes along the meadows and the slopes, to the sea.
    The mountains behind incumbent with their whitish piers, to protect the history of civilizations that, from prehistoric times, have left strong signs of original languages of art.
    The clear stones of ancient worship places stand out against the green of grass and trees, as well as the intense blue of sky and sea.
    The sense of strength and energy transmitted by the ancient sculptures, which intertwine in shaping capitals and cornices of solemn and austere buildings, evokes an ancient world of complex designs, of mysterious and profound religiosity, of a contact with nature and with interior life that still is found in the virginal air of landscape.
    A sense of harmony captures, admiring these beautiful places, with their tracks of Samnites and again Romans, Lombards, Normans...
    Faces carved in stone are translucent of ancient expressions of serenity, which tell of human history, announcing a future of peace and harmony.
    The view over the sea, clear and bracing, brings you back to the daily flow of simple and unchanging things.
    To flow of the existence beyond the concerns of the contemporary world, which here departs from the mind and lets come the fresh and reassuring waves of tranquility.
   


MOLISE
MOLISE
TO VISIT

Samnite Museum of Campobasso

    The collection, organized in 1889 by the archaeologist Antonio Sogliano, is housed in the historic Palazzo Mazzarotto, in the old town of Campobasso.
    Plundered by German troops in 1943, still retains an interesting series of finds from various areas of Molise during its long history, ranging from prehistory to Roman times, until the middle ages, but particularly during the period between the ninth century BC the second century AD.
    The exhibition is divided into four thematic areas, according to the functions of the artefacts, which well illustrate the Samnite civilization: "People," "House," "Activities," "Cults".
    There are bronze weapons and belts, including a sword of the First Age of Iron (VIII century BC), jewelry and objects for body care, votive statuettes, in bronze and stone, and homemade items: plates, vases for table, kitchen and pantry, archaic ceramics, Samnite and Roman.
    Of particular interest is a limestone statue, of Italic period, depicting a knight, and the small bronze of Hercules from Trivento (III century BC), then a rich collection of Roman oil lamps, including one in anthropomorphic figure of Amazon on horseback.
    A room of the museum houses an exhibition on the recent excavation of the Necropolis of Campochiaro, dating back to Lombard period: the tomb of a knight with a horse is reconstructed by showing some of the most important objects found there.
   


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