Monti Dauni, 71032 Biccari, Province of Foggia, Italy
About Monti Dauni
The Monti della Daunia constitute a modest mountain range located along the eastern edge of the Campania Apennines; it occupies the western strip of the province of Foggia in Puglia as well as the south-eastern edge of the province of Campobasso in Molise and also the north-eastern edges of the provinces of Benevento and Avellino in Campania. One of the nice trekking destination and also a picturesque location too.
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The Occhito lake is a large artificial reservoir, created with a barrier on the Fortore. Marks the border between Puglia and Molise for about 10 km. It has a length of about 12 km and half belongs to the province of Campobasso and the remainder to the province of Foggia. It represents the second largest artificial reservoir in Europe by capacity.
Saepinum was a Roman town that lies on the plain facing towards the Tammaro valley. It was named allegedly after the Latin verb saepire, which means "to fence in" due to the ancient walled sheepfolds used in the area over transhumance activity. The position of the original town is on the mountain far above the Roman town, and remains of its walls in Cyclopean masonry still exist. It was captured by the Romans in 293 BC.
The Villa De Capoa is eighteenth-century and is located in Campobasso. The last owner, the countess Marianna de Capoa, donated it in 1875 to the Municipality of Campobasso. One of the symbolic places of the city, it was designed during 1806, during the reconstruction of the new city after the earthquake of the previous year, during the government of Gioacchino Murat.
The Monforte castle is a national monument and symbol of the city of Campobasso . It takes its name from Count Nicola II Monforte , of the Monforte-Gambatesa family, who restored it in 1458 following the earthquake of 1456. An ancient parchment dating back to 1375 confirms the existence of a castle in the city already on that date, and is the oldest testimony in this regard. It dominates the city at about 790 m asl , almost one hundred more than the average height of the municipality.
The upstream Mutria is a top of the Matese . It is located on the border between Molise and Campania. It has a long terminal ridge on the east - west axis , about 5 km long, consisting of seven limestone ridges that appear bare and with outcropping rocks. Between one rump and the other there are large clearings and meadows, used for grazing sheep and horses in the summer months. Lower down there are large beech woods that become more and more dense as you go down.
The Lake Conza is a reservoir of approximately 800 hectares and a maximum depth of 25 m, built in the seventies of the twentieth century into which the waters of the river Ofanto. The Conza dam has been in experimental operation since 1992, underlies a catchment area of 252 km², and determines a reservoir of 63 million m³ of useful capacity. The average annual flow to the dam section is approximately 99 million m³. The reservoir is intended for multiple uses, irrigation, and, since 2013, for
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Apulia is a region of Italy, located in the southern peninsular section of the country, bordering the Adriatic Sea to the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Taranto to the south. The region comprises 19,345 square kilometers, and its population is about four million.