Campitello Matese

Campitello Matese
Campitello Matese

Location of Campitello Matese in Italy

Coordinates: 41°27′48″N 14°23′39″E / 41.46333°N 14.39417°E / 41.46333; 14.39417Coordinates: 41°27′48″N 14°23′39″E / 41.46333°N 14.39417°E / 41.46333; 14.39417
Country  Italy
Region  Molise
Province Campobasso (CB)
Comune San Massimo
Elevation 1,450 m (4,760 ft)
Population (2010)
  Total 100
Demonym(s) Campitellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 86027
Dialing code 0874
Website Official website

Campitello Matese is an Italian civil parish (frazione) and ski resort,[1] part of the municipality of San Massimo in the province of Campobasso, Molise region.


Still 1960s Campitello had only a building used as shelter for shepherds. In the 1970s it started the realization of the first plants to transform it in a ski resort.


Campitello lies nearby Miletto mountain, part of the Matese mountain range, close to the borders of Molise with Campania. Nearest municipalities are San Massimo, Bojano, Cantalupo nel Sannio and San Gregorio Matese (CE, at the southest side of the mountains.

Tourism and sport

As ski area, Campitello is strongly receptive for Tourism, especially during winter. The resort has got 2 chairlifts and 7 ski plants for a total length of 40 km [2]

Campitello Matese is a location known to cycling fans for being several times during the coming stage of the Giro d'Italia: the first in 1969, the last in 2002. The characteristics of the ascent from San Massimo Campitello (13.5 miles long and 850 m in altitude, average slope of 6.4%) make it one of the most challenging uphill finishes of the Apennines.

Stages of the Giro d'Italia, arriving in Campitello Matese
Year Stage Start Distance Winner Race Leader
1969 10 Potenza 254 km (157.8 mi)  Carlo Chiappano (ITA)  Eddy Merckx (BEL)
1982 12 Cava de' Tirreni 171 km (106.3 mi)  Bernard Hinault (FRA)  Bernard Hinault (FRA)
1983 6 Vasto 145 km (90.1 mi)  Alberto Fernández (ESP)  Silvano Contini (ITA)
1988 6 Santa Maria Capua Vetere 137 km (85.1 mi)  Franco Chioccioli (ITA)  Massimo Podenzana (ITA)
1994 4 Montesilvano 204 km (126.8 mi)  Evgeni Berzin (RUS)  Evgeni Berzin (RUS)
2002 11 Benevento 140 km (87.0 mi)  Gilberto Simoni (ITA)  Jens Heppner (GER)
2015 8 Fiuggi 186 km (115.6 mi)  Beñat Intxausti (ESP)  Alberto Contador (ESP)

See also


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