Castelpetroso is a tiny borgo, surrounded by a mosaic of small hamlets perched in the hills of Molise. The charm of this village is enclosed in a fascinating maze of ancient stone lanes that lead to the little squares of the historical center, overlooked by its Lombard castle.
From high on its plateau, the Castle of Venosa welcomes visitors from afar, facing out over the immense expanse of freshly harvested wheat fields interspersed with stretches of rich, red earth. Beside the ancient castle, you catch a glimpse of the bell tower of the Chiesa del Purgatorio, standing proud with an austere and slightly Gothic air.
Montalbano Jonico is a delicate petal of a city set over deep gullies, looking out over the Ionian Sea which gleams in the distance, framed by pine woods and aromatic Mediterranean shrubs. Ancient Norman walls encircle Montalbano, protecting the lively character of a village where culture intertwines with a millennial history, preserving all its traditions and the intense flavors of its cuisine.