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Saepinum Archaeological Area

SP82, 86017 Sepino CB, Italy

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About Saepinum Archaeological Area

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.



Attractions near Saepinum Archaeological Area

Monte Mutria9.35km from Saepinum Archaeological Area

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.

Villa De Capoa14.01km from Saepinum Archaeological Area

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.

Monforte Castle14.93km from Saepinum Archaeological Area

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.

Campitello Matese19.07km from Saepinum Archaeological Area

Campitello Matese is a fraction of the municipality of San Massimo, a renowned center of winter sports of ' Southern Italy.  The mountain group is part of the Matese, a karst area with woods, caves, panoramas, fossils, and more.  Various sports are practiced on these mountains, from skiing to mountain biking, rock climbing, up to paragliding.

Matese lake19.17km from Saepinum Archaeological Area

The Matese Lake is the lake in nature karst higher d ' Italy, at the foot of Mount Miletto and Mount Gallinola in the mountain range of the Matese, in the municipalities of San Gregorio Matese and Castello del Matese in the province of Caserta. It has no tributaries but is filled with waters coming from the melting of the snows of Mount Miletto and Gallinola Matese and from some perennial springs.

Matese Regional Park19.2km from Saepinum Archaeological Area

The Matese regional park is a protected natural area of Campania established by regional law n. 33 of 1993. It only came into operation in 2002. The park covers an area of ​​33,326.53 hectares.  The park's territory mainly includes the Matese mountain massif. The highest limestone mountains are Mount Miletto (2050m asl), Mount Gallinola and Mount Mutria. The park takes its name from the Matese lake, while another important lake is that of Gallo with the park being crossed by two rivers: the Tite

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Molise is situated in south-central Italy and lies between the Apennine ridge and the Adriatic Sea. Nature, history, art, age-old traditions and good food are the treasures of this still largely-undiscovered region. It reveals unexpected and magnificent landscapes, while the many nature reserves protect the vegetable and animal species representative of this area.