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posted 11-06-2000 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for smurrie   Click Here to Email smurrie     Edit/Delete Message
I am looking for information on a castle that was located in Campobasso, Italy prior to WWI that was occupied by the Reale family. Family letters say the Castle was partly distroyed in WWI and finished off in WWII. I have also heard stories that their was a book in the family at one time that contained a picture of the castle. Any elp would geatly be appricated.

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posted 11-09-2000 06:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merlin   Click Here to Email Merlin     Edit/Delete Message
I searched a little but came only to a picture of the village/town of Campobasso:


It seems that there once was a medieval castle on the top of the hill (with some remains of a round tower and other fortifications). But maybe this is only part of a citywall and not a castle at all - hard to tell.

Sorry that I could'nt help more.


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posted 11-09-2000 10:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Erik Schmidt   Click Here to Email Erik Schmidt     Edit/Delete Message
The town of Campobasso still has a castle situated on top of the hill which the town surrounds. The castle goes by the name of Castello Monforte. The original castle is said to date from the 9th century, in the period of "longobardo" according to sources. This castle suffered earthquake damage in 1349 and (1546 or 1456) and was subsequently rebuilt and expanded by, and taking it's name from, Nicola of Monforte. It is listed as a tourist attraction/monument and there are some pictures of it on various sites, so the 2 world wars didn't wipe that one out.
Hope it helps,

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