Lago di Guardialfiera
Lago di Guardialfiera, Province of Campobasso, Italy
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The Guardialfiera or Liscione lake is an artificial reservoir formed in the sixties - seventies by the raising of a dam on the Biferno river in Molise in order to supply drinking water to the surrounding villages for domestic, agricultural and industrial use.
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The Biferno is a river of ' Italy center-south, the main fully included in the region of Molise and in the province of Campobasso. 85 kilometers long, it was born in the municipality of Bojano, in the locality of Pietrecadute, at 500 m asl, from the union of various watercourses coming from the limestone massif of Matese, the main one being the Calderari riveror Calderai, swelling again shortly after due to the confluence of numerous other streams always coming from the Matese Mountains.
The Trigno is a river that flows in Molise and Abruzzo, which crosses the provinces of Isernia, Campobasso, and Chieti with 2 main tributaries. The watercourse originates from the slopes of Monte Capraro, at about 1,150 m asl , in the locality of Capo Trigno in the municipality of Vastogirardi, in the province of Isernia; entered the province of Campobasso, the river marks the border with Abruzzo.
The Swabian castle of Termoli characterizes with its profile the image of the old village of the city. Its construction is traced back approximately to the 13th century, a period in which Frederick II of Swabia designed a fortification system of the south-eastern Italian borders up to Sicily. The Castle is commonly referred to as Swabian , probably due to the restructuring, dating back to 1247, which Frederick II had brought to it, as evidenced by a plaque found inside one of the corner turrets
The Cathedral of Santa Maria Della Purificazione is located in Termoli, in the province of Campobasso. It is the cathedral church of the diocese of Termoli-Larino. The church, dedicated to Santa Maria della Purificazione, was built in 1037 over the remains of what was once a pagan temple dedicated to Castor and Pollux, two Dioscuri, or characters from Greek and Roman mythology, twin sons of Zeus. The current building was built between the 12th and 13th centuries.
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.
The Giardino Botanico Mediterraneo di San Salvo is located in Marina di Chieti, in the province of Chieti. It is a protected area of about 8 hectares, that is 80000 m2, where the predominant biotype is one of the last specimens of the dune system of the Adriatic, characterised by its typical structure made up of strips parallel to the coastline.
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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.