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Larino

Larino

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Larino

Larino

Larino

The village of Larino is located in Molise. Noteworthy are the historical testimonies of epochs, especially Roman times, with archaeological sites of great interest such as the amphitheater, the spas, the hole and mosaics of medieval times such as the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral dedicated to the Saint Patron Saint Pardo, from its unique and unique 13-rays rose garden, the Ducal Palace founded in the eleventh century and in the extended and modified centuries, now the seat of the Civic Museum, the Municipal Library and the historical archive, the museum and the Diocesan archive all inside the Bishop's Palace, the Convent of the Cappuccini brothers and some palaces and noble villas of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In the vicinity of Larino there are numerous olive groves, which are the most prevalent crops in the area and which produce an excellent quality olive oil (from the native larch Gentile di Larino). Other typical crops are vine, cereals and vegetables.

Urbs princeps frentanorum called it the ancients, to underline the importance of the past in this important city of the Low Molise, which was one of the main centers of the Frentani territory. Its foundation is likely to be dated around the 12th century BC. by the hand of the Italic people of the Osci, who gave it the name of Frenter. Subsequently the city was destroyed and rebuilt with the name Ladinod, as transcribed on numerous ancient coins found in larned territory. With the passage of centuries, this term changed in the Latin name Larinum, later deformed in Larina, then in Alarino, to reach the present form of Larino in the nineteenth century. Following the Sannitian wars, the city was conquered by the Roman Republic (319 BC) and became a res publica, maintaining its own autonomy over other frentee cities. The name was changed to Latin Larinum, the place where the Frentani had the Lari. During the Second Punic War (217-201 BC) was a battle theater between Annibale's army, camped in nearby Gerione, and Fabio Massimo, dictator in Larinum. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the dominance of southern Italy by the Lombards (VI - X century AD) influenced Larino's life, which became an integral part of the Benevento Duchy, maintaining a certain legal autonomy guaranteed by the presence of a With you. In fact, it was at the head of one of the 34 counties in which the Benedictine Duchy was subdivided. The traditional date of 842, associated with the memory of the translation of the relics of the patron S.Pardo from the city of Lucera to Larino, sanctions the definitive exodus from the ancient Roman city, located on the hill and easily accessible from Saracen and Ungare incursions coming from coast, towards the most hidden underlying valley and set on a rocky spur of course. The historical center is characterized by the Palazzo Ducale and the Duomo, from some monuments of medieval and Renaissance times. The towers, the villas, the walls and some of the churches in the village witness a social life that has evolved in the past centuries. Many are the palaces of the local historical families that have had weight in Larino's life.

They certainly deserve a visit to the Roman Amphitheater of the ancient Larinum, the Cathedral of San Pardo and the Ducal Palace.

Municipality of Larino
Province of Campobasso
Regione Molise

Inhabitants: 6.730
Center Altitude: 341 m s.l.m.

The municipality is part of:
City of flavors
City of Oil

Municipality of Larino
 
Piazza Duomo 44 - Larino (CB)
Tel. 0874-8281

Weekend in Molise, Larino, Oratino and Frosolone

The Roman Amphitheater of Larino, the Ducal Palace of Oratino, the scissors and the knives of Frosolone, and then the caciocavallo and the pecorino

Next or present Events

  • Feast of San Pardo
    From 25-05-2018
    To 27-05-2018
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2018-05-25 2018-05-27 Europe/Rome Feast of San Pardo Larino's Patronal Feast is considered one of the most beautiful celebrations in Italy. The origins of this holiday date back to 842 when some inhabitants survived the invasion of the Saracens, found the tomb that contained the body of the saint, considering it as a divine find, the larines cast the saint as their protector, loaded their remains on a wagon lined with flowers and brought him to town, followed by a triumphant procession. The layout of the wagons (today it counts about 130) is an operation that takes time and effort. The wagons are towed by sheep, calves, cows and oxen, artistically dressed and covered with handmade paper flowers by the locals. The Car is the symbol of the family handed down from generation to generation, as a sign of continuity and tradition. Each wagon is characterized by a progressive number assigned to it according to its foundation date; the lowest numbers correspond to the oldest ones, the tallest ones are of recent origin. Larino

    Larino's Patronal Feast is considered one of the most beautiful celebrations in Italy. The origins of this holiday date back to 842 when some inhabitants survived the invasion of the Saracens, found the tomb that contained the body of the saint, considering it as a divine find, the larines cast the saint as their protector, loaded their remains on a wagon lined with flowers and brought him to town, followed by a triumphant procession. The layout of the wagons (today it counts about 130) is an operation that takes time and effort. The wagons are towed by sheep, calves, cows and oxen, artistically dressed and covered with handmade paper flowers by the locals. The Car is the symbol of the family handed down from generation to generation, as a sign of continuity and tradition. Each wagon is characterized by a progressive number assigned to it according to its foundation date; the lowest numbers correspond to the oldest ones, the tallest ones are of recent origin.

  • San Pardo of Harvest
    17-10-2018
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2018-10-17 2018-10-17 Europe/Rome San Pardo of Harvest On October 17, the Holy Patron died, commemorated by the Larinesi with a week of prayer and procession through the streets of the Old Town. This is a second propitiatory rite after that spring (San Pardo Carriage), so that the harvest of grapes and olives will be successful. This is also a tradition strongly linked to the peasant life habits of the past centuries. Larino

    On October 17, the Holy Patron died, commemorated by the Larinesi with a week of prayer and procession through the streets of the Old Town. This is a second propitiatory rite after that spring (San Pardo Carriage), so that the harvest of grapes and olives will be successful. This is also a tradition strongly linked to the peasant life habits of the past centuries.

Past Events

  • October Feast
    From 14-10-2017
    To 21-10-2017
    Expo

    This is a sample exhibition of peasant origins, which in the past centuries was a point of passage for all those who through transhipment carried out transhumance towards neighboring Apulia, mostly farm animals, salami and cheese were sold. The first edition dates back to the 18th century. Nowadays, there are products for skin, clothing, but also salami, cheeses and home appliances. The October Fair is made up of an outside and an interior, in the outside there are small mediums and large tractors or tools for the countryside, and in the interior of salami, cheeses, skin cosmetics, mattresses, etc.

Other Events

  • Beginning March - San Pardo Carriage. Beautiful sunny days make dream about the most important party of the year: the carriage of San Pardo. Just with the spring entrance, begin the preparations.
  • Carnevale Larinese. During the weekend preceding Holy Tuesday, there is the parade of "paper giants", allegorical wagons built by local youth groups that reach 6 meters high.
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Where to eat

Osteria del Borgo

Via Cluenzio, 44, Larino (CB)

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