Macchia Valfortore, Province of Campobasso, Molise

Located on the shores of Lake Occhito, one of the largest artificial basins in Europe, the place is totally immersed in the uncontaminated hills of Molise and marks the geographical border between Molise and Puglia.


  • Altitude: 471 m a.s.l
  • Territory: hilly
  • Population: about 560 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 86040
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0874
  • Patron Saint: St. Nicola on 6 December.


The earliest records date back to the Aragonese, when a feudal lord, Antonio Colla, is mentioned. In the seventeenth century it came under the Gambacorta. When the feudal system was abolished, the fiefdom was owned by Marquis Ceva Grimaldi.

What to see

  • The church of San Nicola, of the 16th century with 12 busts of Saints in gilted wood, the work of Giacomo Colombo from Naples.
  • Cinelli Palace.

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