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City of Art


The history of the town of Agnone dates back to Roman times, when the town was known as "Agnunum" and was part of the Sannio region. During the Middle Ages, Agnone was disputed between various lords and noble families, including the D'Aquinos, the Caracciolos and the Caldoras;

in the same period numerous churches and historic buildings were also built, such as the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, the Palazzo San Francesco and the Palazzo della Corte.

During the Renaissance, Agnone experienced a period of great artistic splendour, thanks to the influence of local artists and Italian art schools. The city became an important center for the production of artistic ceramics, paintings and sculptures.

Today, Agnone is a city of art that hosts numerous museums, art galleries and historical monuments, including the famous Pontifical Foundry Marinelli, symbol of the city. The city is also known for the craftsmanship of copper, handed down by the Master Craftsmen.

Casearia tradition

Agnone is a city located in the Molise region of Italy known for producing high-quality cheeses. Agnone's dairy tradition dates back to Roman times, when the city was famous for the production of cheeses made from sheep's and goat's milk.

During the Middle Ages, Agnone was disputed between various local lords and noble families, but dairy production continued to flourish. Over the centuries, the dairies of Agnone developed production techniques and secrets handed down from generation to generation, which made it possible to obtain high quality cheeses, appreciated all over the world.

In the 19th century, the dairy production of Agnone spread to an industrial level, with the creation of numerous modern dairies which adopted innovative techniques to improve the quality and yield of the cheeses.

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