Agnone is a beautiful mountain village, famous for its churches, historic buildings and for the Pontificia Fonderia Marinelli, the oldest Italian foundry specializing in the construction of bells.
Agnone is a real jewel nestled in the mountains of upper Molise. A small town of less than 5000 inhabitants, at 830 meters above sea level. Ancient city of art that has its origins in the Samnite era and boasts a well-preserved medieval center.
In Agnone you can visit a lot of churches and buildings of great historical and artistic value, but also artisan shops, specializing in the processing of copper and wrought iron.
What probably makes Agnone famous all over the world is the Pontificia Fonderia Marinelli, the oldest Italian foundry specializing in the construction of bells. Attached to the foundry, there is a museum worth visiting.
Agnone also has a theater (the only one in the province of Isernia), which also functions as a cinema: the Italo-Argentine Theater, built in the post-war period.
The most important event in the city is the ‘Ndocciata, an ancient fire tradition, recognized as ‘Heritage of Italy for tradition’.
The typical products are: ‘confetti ricci’, curly sugared almonds, and ‘ostie ripiene’, two thin waffles with a filling of almonds, walnuts and honey.
Photo: Cloister of the Convent of San Francesco, Agnone (Molise).