ITEMS OF INTEREST
del Pesco is a municipal village
counting 432 inhabitants,
nestled in the
province of Isernia.
It actively thrives at 805 metres above
sea level, on a 15 km2 surface area with
a population density amounting to 28 inhabitants
The territorial elevations are
constantly gradual and range between 1550
650 metres above sea level.
Its optimal climate conditions are all
the more appreciable from May to October.
ver the four seasons the temperature
can vary from -15 degree lows to +30 degree
highs in the summer. The inhabitants are known as the “Santangiolesi”.
Sant'Angelo del Pesco originates as far
back as to year 1000. The original village
settlement was probably composed of a
small group of houses, a small convent
and a church. It was granted municipal
independence only in year 1816.
The north west section of the Sant'Angelo
village district boundary is located on
to the border with the nearby Abruzzo
region, where the Apennine mountain ridge
a natural, breathtaking backdrop.
The considerable bush and forest heritage
is populated by an impressive number
silver firs often observed by international
A short distance off from the village
centre, the eye roves to isolated farmhouses
and small clusters of buildings, strewn
throughout the countryside.
The typical setting of the antique town
centre, the doors of the houses and the
churches all steeped in tradition, history
and the simplicity of the people are the
perfect setting for a serenely regenerating
del Pesco and the surroundings provide an inpirational
base to discover
a beautiful and picturesque
area of the Molise region. By visiting
take time to relax and explore
the items of interest the village has
You can potter around charming the old
town with its small squares, narrow streets,
preserved old houses and the small pine
groove; exploring the history of this
at its historical monuments: the
war memorial, the churches, the antique
public laundry; enjoying the slow and
silent flow of the river not far away
from the village.
The landscape around Sant'Angelo is characterized by
hilly and mountain area which peaks between
650 and 1550 m above sea level. It is
thanks to this varied landscape that Sant'Angelo
offers such a wide range of attractions
to nature lovers.
town - The
historic part of the village. Its small
squares, narrow streets, the small pine
groove, old houses. The best way to explore
the history and traditions of a small
A stone base supports three wrought iron
crosses. Set in the highest-located portion
of the village, here it is also possible
to take in wonderful views of the overall
church - Built
in 1886. On the inside you can enjoy viewing
a number of remarkable statues, religious
frescoes and an impressive wall fresco.
Rises straight out of the heart of the
village. The well designed night time
lighting enhances its majestic profile.
The chapel - A small
chapel rises at the higher end of the
village. The inside boasts a religious
painting of the Neapolitan school of old,
as well as a large scale wooden cross
and a statue of the dead body of Jesus
An artistic pedestal in white stone, bearing
the statue of an angel kissing a dyeing
soldier. Erected in 1926, this monument
is a War Memorial honouring the names
of all those fallen during all forgone
wars. Soldiers and civilians alike.
The river - The Sangro
river near Sant'Angelo surrounded by trees.
It delimites the Sant'Angelo territory
(Molise region) with the Abruzzo region.
Its low flow through a wild area is smooth
A veritable town symbol bearing concrete
historical witness to the everyday life
of the people. Built in local stone by
the town craftsmen, this is where the
village housewives once met to do their
Canala …a lifestyle directly
in contact with nature.
Strolling through the narrow country roads
you can discover beautiful landscapes.
Colours and scents offered by the surrounding
vegetation, the green of the countryside,
the blue hues of the sky, the absolute
peacefulness of nature, the green spaces
near to peoples's homes give the landscape
a colourful scenario blendig
harmoniously with nature's surroundings.
Sun, woods, peace, uncontaminated nature,
typical farmyard houses in verdant green
surroundings give to landscape a peaceful
Splendidly enticing views galore, alleys
snaking through the forest, streets a
strolls in the heart of the countyside.
Walking around Sant'Angelo means entering
the heart of nature.
Small areas known only to local people
where you can breath in the very soul
Sant'Angelo's beautiful countryside.
Respect, protect and enjoy the countryside
will contribute to conserve and enhance
the rural environment and to enjoy experiences
on a open landscape of natural interest.