Petacciato, a small municipality of Molise coast which has no more than 3488 inhabitants, is situated on a green hill at 225 m. on the sea level. Its dominant position offers a unique and evocative panorama that extends the view from Maiella mountains to Gargano promontory, crossing the archipelago of Tremiti Islands.
Ancient latifundium of Battiloro family, this municipality still retains the signs of its presence with Ducal Palace and the church of St. Mary called in the past church of St. Rocco. The palace, probably dating back to Norman period, is situated in the main square of the village; while the church of St Mary, in Romanesque style, dates back to XI-XIII century. Along the coast there are the ruins of a tower, probably built against the danger of Turkish invasions. Its countryside, rich with vineyards and olive trees, descends until to the sea to draw a landscape of enormous suggestion constituted by sweet hills that, before to arrive to the sea, meet dunes that elsewhere have been devoured by cementing.