Discover the municipality of CastelvenereThe town of Castelvenere is located at 30 km of Benevento and is located at an altitude of 119 meters.
Castelvenere is located in a hilly landscape, with rows of grapes following one another.
The original name of Castelvenere was ‘Veneri’, probably because there was a temple dedicated to Venus in the vicinity. Later, the name ‘Castiel Venere’ appeared in 1638 and was used to describe the castle built by the Monsorio family.
Inhabited since prehistoric times, it has retained several landmarks, testifying to the continuity of its life for centuries.
A famous Lombard centre, it is famous for being the birthplace of San Barbato, Bishop of Benevento, who was instrumental in the conversion of the Lombards to Christianity.
Between 1151 and 1460, the feud belonged to the Sanframondo family, and then to the Carafa family from 1638, who owned it until the abolition of the feudal system. Castelvenere was finally incorporated into the province of Benevento following the unification of Italy.
Today, the population of Castelvenere is around 2600 inhabitants. Local production consists mainly of vine growing and wine production.
How to get to Castelvenere ?
From Pescara: take the A14 motorway, exit Termoli and continue in direction of Boiano – Benevento. Then follow the direction for Telese – Caianello and exit at Castelvenere.
From Rome: take the A1 motorway, exit Caianello. Continue in direction of Benevento and exit at Castelvenere.
From Naples – Caserta: take the A1 motorway, exit Caserta Sud – Maddaloni. Then follow the signs for Telese Caianello (Fondo Valle Isclero) and exit at Castelvenere.
From Salerno – Avellino: take the A16 motorway, exit Benevento. Follow the motorway junction, take the direction for Telese – Caianello and exit at Castelvenere.
From Bari: take the A16 motorway, exit Benevento. Drive along the entire motorway junction, take the direction for Telese – Caianello and exit at Castelvenere.