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HISTORY OF MORRONE

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The Samnites
The Romans
The Normans
Historical chronology
The Charter of Carlo II d’Angiò
The Census of 1532
The appraisal of Morrone of 1593
Historical Events
1614 visit of Monsigor Eustacchio
1734 visit of Monsignor Tria
Luigi Cinelli
Miscellaneous
Parochial Archive
Customs
Traditions
Weights and Measures
Markets and Fairs
The Feast of San Giuseppe
The Territory
Migratory route for herds
Surnames and Nicknames
Vanished surnames
Experts and Masters from Morrone
Famous People
Santa Maria in Casalpiano
Franco Valente: Casalpiano
The Toponymy of Morrone

Rural Life
A stroll around Morrone
Panoramic photo
Old prayers
Morronese cookbook
Postcards from Morrone
The portals of house
Morronese crafts
 

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YESTERDAY AND TODAY


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I Miaban
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THE MOLISE


INDEX MOLISE

The Molise territory
Molise in the norman period
The road system
Pre-norman fortifications and settlements
Urban development: the church and the castle
Relations with the Church
Architecture in norman times
Fortifications and castles
Molise at the time of the crusades
Molise and the Adriatic
The fortifications today
 

The South and the Unification of Italy

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LA STORIA DI MORRONE

INDICE STORIA

I Sanniti
I Romani
I Normanni
Cronologia storica
1303 Carlo II D'Angiò
I censimenti dal 1532
L'apprezzo del 1593
Avvenimenti
1614 Mons. Eustacchio
1734 Mons. Tria
Inchiesta Murattiana
Miscellanea
Archivio parrocchiale
I costumi
Le tradizioni
I pesi e le misure
I mercati e le fiere
La festa di San Giuseppe
Il territorio
Il tratturo
I cognomi e i soprannomi
I cognomi scomparsi
I maestri
Le persone famose
S. Maria in Casalpiano

Cli scavi di Casalpiano
Franco Valente spiega Caslpiano
Franco Valente: Casalpiano
Franco Valente: Araldica
La chiesa Madre
I Feudatari di Morrone
Toponimo di Morrone
L'Italia Meridionale
Vita rurale.
Quattro passi per Morrone
Panoramiche grandangolo
Antiche preghiere
Ricettario morronese
Cartoline da Morrone
I portali e lavori in pietra
Vecchi oggetti morronesi
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IL MOLISE E
REGIONI CONFINANTI


INDICE MOLISE

Il territorio del Molise
L'epoca Normanna
Le vie di comunicazione
Fortificazioni e insediamenti prenormanni
Sviluppo urbano: la chiesa
e il castello
I rapporti con la Chiesa
L'architettura Normanna
Opere fortificate e castelli
Il Molise e le crociate
Il Molise e l'Adriatico
Le opere fortificate oggi

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THE MOLISE.
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Fortifications and castles

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Castles

Castles of Roccapipirozzi 

Roccapipirozzi, founded by the refugees from Venafrom, is an isolated burgh on the boundary with Campania. Of Medieval origin, it is well preserved from a town-planning and architectural standpoint. The castle consists of a tall enceinte with an irregular layout enclosing a circular tower. It stands on a spur of calcareous rock in a prominent position overlooking the town and commanding a vast portion of territory. The enceinte and tower are not apparently contemporary: an enceinte with a square tower existed, perhaps, during the Longobard domination. This was replaced, either following a catastrophic event or to satisfy new defence requirements, by a circular tower built directly on an outcrop of rock. Gradually, the tower took on the role of redoubt, accessible only through a torturous trail and, perhaps, a small drawbridge. The tower is crowned by stone corbels, bearing witness to its use in the late Middle Ages. Other interesting military elements are the arrow slits in the merlons. These are somewhat rudimentary, with an unusual terminating part consisting of two sections that form a “cappuccina”. It is probable that these were originally bow slits not re-adapted for use as harquebus loopholes.
It seems that the castle was no longer used after its typically military function ceased, so it is probable that the surviving portions have not suffered from later contaminations and re-adaptations.

 

 

 

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