Discover the municipality of Cusano MutriThe town of Cusano Mutri is located at 43 km of Benevento and is located at an altitude of 475 meters.
The town is part of the Matese regional park and the Titerno mountain community and is located on the border between Campania and Molise.
Situated on a tributary of the Matese, Cusano Mutri was built in Norman times, preserving its complete medieval appearance, set around the ruins of the castle. The feud first belonged to the Sanframondo, De Vera, De Clavellis, then Gaetano, Carafa, Colonna, Del Tufo, Origlia, Monsolino, Barrionovo and finally the Leone’s family.
Having escaped the earthquake of 1688, the historic centre consists mostly of houses built entirely of stone, decorated with Baroque elements; the town is made up of squares, alleys, churches, fountains and stairways.
Agricultural production was mainly based on sheep farming and the wool industry.
Today, the municipality has around 3900 inhabitants. The town experienced a large migratory flow that began after the unification of Italy and still continues today, causing a significant demographic decrease.
It is an agricultural town, famous for its chestnut forest, porcini mushrooms and high-quality ham. In September and October, there is the Mushroom Festival and the Chestnut Festival.
Another special tourist attraction is the ‘Infiorata’ held on Corpus Christi day. The main streets of the village are covered with carpets of petals, artistically arranged to create religious pictures.
How to get to Cusano Mutri ?
From Pescara: take the A14 motorway, exit Termoli and continue in direction of Boiano – Benevento. Then continue towards Telese Terme-Cerreto Sannita and Cusano Mutri.
From Rome: take the A1 motorway, exit Caianello. Then continue towards Cerreto Sannita and Cusano Mutri.
From Naples – Caserta: take the A1 motorway, exit Caserta Sud. Continue towards Fondovalle Isclero and exit at S. Salvatore Telesino, Benevento and Cerreto Sannita. Continue on towards Cusano Mutri.
From Salerno – Avellino: take the A16 motorway, exit Benevento. Then continue towards Telese Terme-Cerreto Sannita and Cusano Mutri.
From Bari: take the A16 motorway, Benevento exit. Then continue towards Telese Terme-Cerreto Sannita and Cusano Mutri.