Discover the municipality of Telese TermeThe town of Telese Terme is located at 28 km of Benevento and is located at an altitude of 55 meters.
The municipality is located in the centre of the Valle Telesina, to the right of the Calore Irpino river.
The town has origins dating back to the ancient Roman city of Telesia.
In 1349, an earthquake seriously affected the town and caused the release of carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide that made the air unbreathable. The inhabitants abandoned the old town and settled in the present residential centre.
Telese was a feud of the Gaetano family, the Lagonessa family from 1487, the Caracciolo family from 1540 and finally the Grimaldi family, who aggregated it to the feud of Solopaca and held it until the abolition of the feudal system in 1806.
In the 19th century, post-earthquake phenomena of 1349 were studied on the waters flowing from Mount Pugliano; the waters were rich in sulphur but it was established that they were not harmful to humans. Thus, from 1876, industrial spas were developed, which favoured the development of a new town, reaching 7700 inhabitants today.
In 1992, the municipality changed its name from ‘Telese’ to ‘Telese Terme’.
How to get to Telese Terme ?
From Pescara: take the A14 motorway, exit Termoli. Continue towards Boiano – Benevento and exit at Telese Terme.
From Rome: take the A1 motorway, exit Caianello. Continue on the Caianello – Telese – Benevento highway, exit at Telese Terme.
From Naples – Caserta: take the A1 motorway, exit Caserta Sud. Follow in direction of Valle di Maddaloni and Fondovalle Isclero and exit at S. Salvatore Telesino. Then continue in direction of Telese – Benevento and exit at Telese Terme.
From Salerno – Avellino: take the A16 motorway, exit Benevento. Continue towards Telese Terme – Caianello, exit Telese Terme.
From Bari: take the A16 motorway, exit Benevento. Continue to Telese Terme – Caianello, exit Telese Terme.