Discover the municipality of Pesco SannitaThe town of Pesco Sannita is located at 18 km of Benevento and is located at an altitude of 393 meters.
The municipality has about 1,800 inhabitants and is situated on a rocky hill to the right of the Tammaro River.
Some archaeological findings prove that urban settlements already existed during the Roman period.
The first document attesting to the existence of the village dates back to the 12th century and is named ‘Pesculum’. The name took on different forms over the centuries, from ‘Pescum’ it was changed to ‘Pesco’, ‘Lo Pesco’, ‘Lo Pesco de la Macza’ and ‘Pescolamazza’ until it became the present ‘Pesco Sannita’ in 1947.
The territory was owned by the Della Marra family, then by the Pignatelli, Caracciolo and D’Aquino families, who were in power until the feudal rights were suppressed in 1806. With the unification of Italy, it was incorporated into the province of Benevento.
The town still preserves intact its historical centre, with its typical medieval appearance, with intersecting streets, squares and alleys and houses built in close proximity.
Oil, wine and cereals are the main local products.
How to get to Pesco Sannita ?
From Pescara: take the A14 motorway, exit Termoli. Continue towards Boiano – Benevento, take Strada Statale 212 (Fortorina) and exit at Pesco Sannita.
From Rome: take the A1 motorway, exit at Caianello and continue in direction of Benevento. Take Strada Statale 212 (Fortorina) and exit at Pesco Sannita.
From Naples – Caserta: take the A1 motorway, exit Caserta Sud-Maddaloni, then Montesarchio and Benevento. Take State Road 212 (Fortorina) and exit at Pesco Sannita.
From Salerno – Avellino: take the A16 motorway, exit Benevento. Follow the motorway connection, take Strada Statale 212 (Fortorina) and exit at Pesco Sannita.
From Bari: take the A16 motorway, exit Benevento. Continue along the entire motorway connector, take Strada Statale 212 (Fortorina) and exit at Pesco Sannita.