Parco regionale del Matese



Matese Park lies at the crossroads of the main ways of communication of central-southern Italy. The area is served by roads, railway lines, and bus lines; it is therefore easily accessible both by car and public means of transport.


By Car


  • If you take the highway (A1) and you come from the north, take the exit Caianello, take SP 372 "Telesina" (freeway Caianello-Benevento), then take the exit Dragoni/Piedimonte Matese. If you come from the south, take the exit Caserta Nord. Go ahead by following the indications to Caiazzo/Piedimonte Matese.

Ordinary Roads:

  • From Campania
    You can reach Gallo Matese by taking the road SP89 from Fontegreca. You can get to the central section of the massif by taking the busy road SS158dir crossing Piedimonte Matese, Castello del Matese, and San Gregorio Matese. You can reach the south-western area, Mt. Mutria and Bocca della Selva by taking the SP89 crossing Cerreto Sannita, running along Cusano Mutri and Pietraroja.

  • From Molise
    You can get to the north-western section of Matese by crossing Monteroduni town center and following the road SP75 up to Gallo Matese passing by Vallelunga. Campitello Matese is easily accessible by taking the road SP106 from San Massimo, at the northern slopes of the massif. You can reach the north-eastern section by taking the road SS158dir passing by Guardiaregia, up to Sella del Perrone: once you get there, go ahead following the different directions.
    You can also get to Matese by taking the road SP94 climbing from Sepino to Passo S. Crocella and to the southern slopes of Mt. Mutria. Go ahead towards Sella del Perrone. You will reach the innermost section of the massif or go down towards the towns of the area of Benevento.

By Train

The area is easily accessible by train, above all from Campania. The Alifana Railway Line connects Piedimonte Matese with Naples and several towns of the Volturno valley and Terra di Lavoro with several daily trips. Although the coaches are usually old and slow, the trips are rather frequent. The journey from Naples to Piedimonte Matese lasts about two hours. The most frequent bus runs are carried out by Ferrazza bus line of Piedimonte Matese, by CPTC and CPTC, connecting Matese with the main towns of Campania and Molise.


By Plane

Matese Park is about 45 km far from Capodichino Airport (Naples).

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