Colletorto

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Colletorto
Comune
Comune di Colletorto
Colletorto is located in Italy
Colletorto
Colletorto
Location of Colletorto in Italy
Coordinates: 41°40′N 14°58′E / 41.667°N 14.967°E / 41.667; 14.967Coordinates: 41°40′N 14°58′E / 41.667°N 14.967°E / 41.667; 14.967
Country Italy
Region Molise
Province Province of Campobasso (CB)
Area
 • Total 35.9 km2 (13.9 sq mi)
Elevation 508 m (1,667 ft)
Population (Dec. 2013)
 • Total 2,016
 • Density 56/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym Colletortesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 86044
Dialing code 0874
Website www.comune.colletorto.cb.it

Colletorto is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Campobasso in the Italian southern region of Molise, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) from the capital of region Campobasso. As of 31 December 2013, it had a population of 2,016 and an area of 35.9 square kilometres (13.9 sq mi).[1]

Colletorto is situated on a hill of 500 mt from the sea level up to colle Crocella (739 mt), all around it's filled up of field with olive trees, and the famous "oliva nera di Colletorto" that make a special extra virgin olive oil.

Colletorto is divided in two part the upper is called "Colle" and down is "Terra", crossing the main road and arriving in the historic center of the town "Campo dei Fiori" (Field of flowers) it's present the Angioina tower, 25 mt high and built in 1369, from the it's possible see the Apulia region with the Gargano hill, Lesina salt lake and the Adriatic sea, and in nice and sunny days even the Tremiti islands, more monuments are "Palazzo Rota", the church of "San Giovanni Battista", the church of "Purgatorio" and the convent united with the church of "Sant'Alfonso de Liguori". Much nice to discover are the very small road of "Campo dei Fiori" where the smallest is only 34 cm large, the chapel of "Santa Maria di Laureto" 3 km away form the town, on a small hill and all around olive trees!

Colletorto borders the following municipalities: Carlantino, Casalnuovo Monterotaro, San Giuliano di Puglia, Sant'Elia a Pianisi.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.