The Region of ...... ABRUZZO
|The Abruzzo Region
is the transitional area between Italy's north and south. It is straight
east of Rome and borders the Adriatic Sea. It was caught in a time warp
for many years because of it's mountainous area. It is known for it's
beauty and age old life style.
Until 1963 this region also included Molise
When searching for records in this area do so by town because
records are kept locally.
Those towns which are no longer considered Abruzzo, now located in
Molise will have the records from what was originally Abruzzo.
This area has been bombed during War and has suffered numerous earth quakes.
ITALY - Region Molise
is the youngest Italian region, since it was established in 1963, when
the region "Abruzzi Molise" was split into two regions, which,
however, still today
maintain a common identity both geographically and in their historical
and traditional heritage. The region is administratively divided into
two Provinces, Campobasso, the regional capital, and Isernia, and
comprises 136 municipalities, most of them very small, but each unique
and worth seeing. Molise is mostly mountainous and the economy, in the
past centuries highly dependent on the transit of shepherds and their
flocks from Abruzzo to Apulia, still relies heavily on agriculture and
livestock raising, though food and garment industries are undergoing a
Reference: Italian World