Frosolone, Bucolic charm

 
Frosolone is a village of a very ancient origin, situated in the province of Isernia, in Molise. Laid on the plateau of Colle dell’Orso, at the foot of a mountain of beech trees and green pastures where cows and sheep graze in freedom, the village has kept its bucolic charm. The visitor is immediately struck by the stunning cliff of the Morgia Quadra with its rocks with bizarre shapes and stalactites inside.
 

 

It seems that the name derives from Frosinone. Churches and Benedictine monasteries in the area from the XI century confirm, in fact, the bond with Frosinone and Montecassino, even if another source makes the toponym in a bird called “frisone” that appears in the municipal coat. The village is renowned for the production of knives and scissors and for the production of the milk produced by the cows in pasture, converted by farmers into a delicious caciocavallo, genuine scamorze, manteche and ricotte. The territory offers also truffles and mushrooms.

To see

Fonte Grossa – It is a monumental nineteenth-century fountain situated in piazza Alessandro Volta. All limestone squared, expression of the local crafts, it shows the municipal coat with the grosbeak.

Parish church of Santa Maria Assunta – It is a slightly elevated church that has a baroque faade with a double clock and a front statue.

Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie – Dated 1533, it contains the magnificent altar in inlaid wood and carved with nine paintings on wood and two on canvas, of Umbrian school between the sixteenth and the seventeenth century.

Hermitage of Sant’Egidio – Situated just outside the village, along the road that leads to the mountain.

Church of San Michele Arcangelo – The oldest place of worship in Frosolone

Museum of blades – It shows the history of the local cultery; here, the master craftsmen of the village show the ancient art of “forge the blades”.

To taste

Sagne and beans – A traditional dish generally served in a terracotta cooking pot; sagne are a type of homemade pasta of rhomboidal shape  

Soup of cascigni – A soup made with wild herbs

Pizza at grandinie – Corn pizza

Peppers with salted codfish

Polenta with chicory

To enjoy

“Truffles & Molise” Exhibition – An Exhibition market dedicated to the fine white truffle, which takes place in December.

Knifves and Scissors Exhibition market – It takes place in August.