Italian village of the month: Oratino, “il solitario del Sannio”

Oct 07, 2022 216

Oratino is a quaint little village in the province of Campobasso, Molise. With its 1,450 inhabitants, of which only about 200 live within the old borough, Oratino well embodies the image many of us have of the “traditional Italian hamlet” we learned to love. 

The earliest attestation of its existence dates from 1251: it was the inventory of all the objects and art pieces belonging to Molisan churches, including that of Santa Maria castri Lorateni.  

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