Isernia was inhabited since the Paleolithic and you can find a lot of archaeological finds in this city that not a lot of people go visit.
The region Molise is considered to be one of the least visited in Italy, but honestly, there are a lot of things and beautiful things to do also here.
The main reason not a lot of people go to this region is that it is not well promoted and there is a lot of old people living there.
If you are trying to visit a place that not a lot of people are visiting that has to offer a lot of things to see and many beautiful landscapes you are in the right city.
Here in this guide of Isernia, we are going to talk about all the most important things to see, where to go to eat and what to do once you are in this cute city.
We can start our tour from one of the most famous monuments to see in Isernia, the Fontana Della Fraterna! (this is one of the most important monumental fountains of Italy).
This is a large fountain dating back to the 14th century which was originally located in the square Fraterna and then moved in Piazza Celentino.
The Cattedrale di San Pietro Apostolo is the main church of the city and a lot of people are going inside to admire its beauty every day.
Arco di San Pietro is a nice construction where the main tower served both the Cathedral and the church of San Paolo and is built as a square-shaped tower in Gothic style with pointed arches.
La Pineta is an archaeological site of the Paleolithic accidentally discovered and today is an integral part of the National Paleolithic Museum of Isernia.
Parco dell’Acqua Sulfurea is another great place to go, this is a famous and still working Roman SPA.
Some other monuments and museum worth a visit are:
Eremo di Santi Cosma e Damiano was built in 1130 and if you like to go visit places with no people that look fascinating this is a great place to go.
Isernia is very famous for the Paleolithic finds that have been found in the city that are the testimony of the first Paleolithic settlements in this region.
The region Molise is full of restaurants and exclusive recipes that taste awesome. There are a lot of old people in this region and what you will eat will be a mix of taste and tradition.
One of the weirdest and exclusive dishes from the province of Isernia is called The Pezzata Di Capracotta.
This dish is basically sheep meat, degreased, and boiled, then it is eaten with a special sauce that enhances the taste of the goat.
Agnello Alla Molisana is another great dish, this is lamb meat cooked in fried onions, lard and butter, salt and pepper and add grated nutmeg.
Crioli con le Noci is made with boiled cod, fry garlic, oil, and chopped walnuts. If you like fish this is definitely full of protein awesome dish.
If you want to check out some recipes here is a good link of these plates:
Isernia is one of the oldest human settlements in the world, the paleolithic museum is probably one of the nicest things in the city.
There are a lot of churches, domes, and palaces to visit as well and all of this will be surrounded by a lot of green, hills and beautiful landscapes.
The culinary tradition f the region is pretty strong and awesome. Not a lot of people know about this region and this city but everyone that goes there remains impressed by its calm and beauty.
There are many things to do both during the day and the night all year long., the best periods to visit this city are probably autumn and spring.
Even though we are in the south of Italy, the city is pretty high above sea level and it often snows.
I hope that you found this guide of Isernia useful and that now you have some interestest in visiting this city again.
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