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Campobasso is a lovely city in Italy, located more exactly within the Molise region, in the province of the same name, being the capital of the region and the province at the same time. The history of Campobasso goes back before the 8th century, when it was founded by the Lombards as a fortified camp. For 4 centuries, Campobasso was ruled by the Monforte-Gambatesa family, starting 1330. In 1763, the inhabitants of the old city abandoned it and settled in the lower valley. Since then, Campobasso has expanded hugely. According to the 2008 census, Campobasso has a total population of 51,255 residents and spans on a total area of 21 square miles. Campobasso is also a beautiful place to visit.
Top Attractions within Campobasso
The Castello Monforte is the most important attraction in Campobasso. The castle dates back to 1450, when it was built by the local ruler Nicola II Monforte. The castle will impress you with its Guelph merlons and other great features.
The Chiesa della Madonna del Monte, dedicated to Santa Maria Maggiore, is another great landmark of Campobasso. This religious site was erected in the 11th century and was then rebuilt in 1525. Other religious sites you could visit in Campobasso include the church of St. George (probably the oldest church in the city), the church of San Bartolomeo, and the cathedral Chiesa della Santissima Trinita (Church of the Holy Trinity).
Villa de Capoa is a beautiful place in Campobasso, a renowned garden you should definitely visit, especially since it has recently been restored. The garden is home to many statues, as well as to a wide array of plants, such as sequoias, cypresses, and Norway Spruces.
Restaurants. The best ranked and most popular restaurants in Campobasso include Monticelli Saperi e Sapori, I Peccati di Bacco, Trattoria La Grotta Da Concetta, Miseria e Nobilta, Il Sagittario, Aciniello, Grant Pub 27, La Margherita, and Molinett.