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What to do and see in Isernia

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In Isernia, you can visit several monuments including the Fontana della Fraterna, dedicated to Pope Celestine V, the cathedral, the early medieval period and the church of San Francesco, built by order of Francis of Assisi in 1222. Among the civil architecture we mention Palazzo San Francesco, in Gothic style, the town hall and the Museum of Santa Maria delle Monache, located in the former convent of Santa Maria Assunta. La Pineta, an archaeological site is rich in the remains of an ancient human settlement dating back to about 730,000 years ago. There are numerous places of historical and cultural interest scattered throughout the province starting from the archaeological area of Pietrabbondante, where lie the remains of what was once a village Samnites between the second century BC and 95 A.C.; to continue with the Archaeological Museum of Venafro, located in the former convent of St. Clare with archaeological finds from pre-Roman and Roman. In Scapoli, there is the Bagpipe Museum, which exhibits bagpipes from different eras, Italian and foreign. The Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions is In San Pietro Avellana and the Bell Museum in Agnone. As for the religious buildings there is the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows of Castelpetroso, where, according to tradition, the Virgin Mary appeared in 1888 to two shepherdesses and consists of seven chapels representing the seven sorrows of the Virgin Mary. Do not miss the Hermitage of Saints Cosma and Damiano, located on a hill near Isernia. While among the castles we remember the Castle of Pescolanciano and the Castle of Monteroduni, both from medieval times.

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