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Cathedral of Saint Mary 'della Purificazione'

Piazza Duomo, 1, 86039 Termoli CB, Italy

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About Cathedral of Saint Mary 'della Purificazione'

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.



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Castello Svevo of Termoli0.13km from Cathedral of Saint Mary 'della Purificazione'

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

Biferno11.96km from Cathedral of Saint Mary 'della Purificazione'

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.

Giardino Botanico Mediterraneo21.81km from Cathedral of Saint Mary 'della Purificazione'

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.

Lago di Guardialfiera25.9km from Cathedral of Saint Mary 'della Purificazione'

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.

Palazzo d'Avalos26.48km from Cathedral of Saint Mary 'della Purificazione'

The d'Avalos palace is located in Vasto, in the province of Chieti, once the residence of the Marquises of Vasto, until 1806. According to some hypotheses, its origin is medieval, but certain data are lacking, however, the first mention is in an act reported by the seventeenth-century chronicler Nicola Alfonso Viti who mentions the leader Giacomo Caldora, the feudal lord of Vasto, who in 1427 sanctions an indemnity for the Augustinian friars since he himself used part of their vegetable garden o

Church of Saint Mary 'Maggiore'26.5km from Cathedral of Saint Mary 'della Purificazione'

The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is an ancient Catholic basilica that is considered to be the largest of the churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Rome. It is one of the city’s four major basilicas. Built on a pagan temple dedicated to the goddess Cybele. The basilica displays varied architectural styles, from early Christian to Baroque. The entire building was restored and renovated during the eighteenth century.

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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.