Sant'Angelo del Pesco, Province of Isernia, Molise

Sant'Angelo del Pesco had its origins as a "casale" of Pescopennataro and became an independent municipality only in 1816. A massive emigration took place in the early 20th century especially to Pennsylvania, and after WW2 mainly to Switzerland and France. In November 1943 was completely destroyed by the Germans.


  • Altitude: 805 m a.s.l
  • Territory: mountainous
  • Population: about 350 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 86080
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0865
  • Patron Saint: St. Michele Arcangelo
  • Frazioni & Localities: Canala.

Events and Festivities

  • 15 August: feast of the Assunta at the sanctuary of Madonna del Carmine, with traditional procession.
  • San Michele Arcangelo, celebrated on September 29
  • December 24: The "n'docce", a huge bonfire made with wooden pieces tied together, to simbolically warm Child Jesus.

What to see

  • The church of San Michele
  • The church of Vergine del Carmelo.

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