Tratturo from Centurelle to Montesecco

Environment · Montenero di Bisaccia

The Tratturo Centurelle – Montesecco, an ancient way of communication that shepherds used to move the flocks (transhumance), is a connector of the ancient Tratturo L’Aquila-Foggia, from which separates near the Church of Santa Maria dei Cintorelli in Caporciano and it rejoins in Montesecco, near Chieuti.

The Tratturo Centurelle – Montesecco track is about 220 km long and winds in a more inland distance of about 10 km compared to Tratturo L’Aquila-Foggia that comes to touch the Adriatic coast. The starting point of this tratturo is on the Piana di Navelli, in the Province of L’Aquila, which then goes down to the Valley of Pescara River, then to climbing up the northern and eastern slopes of Majella National Park. Along its route there are some of the most important religious buildings such as the Church of S. Maria dei Cintorelli in Caporciano, the Church of S. Maria di Castrignano in Bussi sul Tirino and the Abbey of San Clemente in Casauria.

In Molise, it runs along a 40-km road and crosses the municipalities of Guglionesi, Larino, Montecilfone, Montenero di Bisaccia and San Martino in Pensilis. In Molise, the soil on which the Tratturo Centurelle – Montesecco runs is almost completely agricultural and hardly along its route it is possible to see signs of prairie.

Montenero di Bisaccia was, therefore, an obligatory point for the shepherds who, after looking at Trigno River, travelled on tratturo to crosse the Piane del Mulino, Pietra Fracida, Montepeloso, Colle degli Stingi, Colle Gessaro.
The Tratturo, in Montenero di Bisaccia, is characterized by extensive agriculture. The itinerary winds through small slopes that border grain and barley fields until to reach the Montenero ravines and the Cave of Madonna di Bisaccia.


Montenero di Bisaccia - Via Padula, Montenero di Bisaccia

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