Discover the municipality of MorconeThe town of Morcone is located at 30 km of Benevento and is located at an altitude of 600 meters.
Morcone, almost on the border between Sannio and Molise, stands on a huge slope of Mount Matese and overlooks the Tammaro river valley.
Its historical origin can be traced back to the Samnite period. Certain information dates back to the Lombard period when it was mentioned as a gastaldo in 776 AD. D rom 1058 to 1122 Morcone was an episcopal see.
At the time of Roger II of Sicily (known as Norman Morcone), the territory became royal property. Over the years, Morcone was a fief of the Getani, Carafa, D’Aponte and Baglioni families.
With the abolition of the feudal system in 1806, Morcone returned to the county of Molise and became part of the province of Benevento after the Unification of Italy.
Today, the municipality has approximately 4800 inhabitants.
The town’s layout from the Middle Ages has been restored and preserves the historical centre that developed around the fortress. The town is characterised by steep stairways and gardens that overhang the valley.
How to get to Morcone ?
From Pescara: take the A14 motorway, exit Termoli and continue in direction of Boiano-Benevento. Then take the Campobasso direction (SS 88) and exit Morcone
From Rome: take the A1 motorway, exit Caianello and continue in direction of Benevento. Before reaching Benevento, take direction Campobasso (SS 88) and exit Morcone.
From Naples – Caserta: take the A1 motorway, exit Caserta Sud-Maddaloni, then Montesarchio and Benevento. After Benevento, take direction Campobasso (SS 88) and exit at Morcone.
From Salerno – Avellino: take the A16 motorway, exit Benevento. Drive along the motorway junction and pass Benevento. Then take the direction Campobasso (SS 88) and exit at Morcone.
From Bari: take the A16 motorway, exit Benevento. Drive along the motorway connection and pass Benevento. Then take the direction of Campobasso (SS 88) and exit at Morcone.