Colle d’Anchise, Italy – Birthplace of my Longano Grandparents

Colle d’Anchise


Here is a map of the village of Colle d’Anchise in the Molise region of Italy. My Longano grandparents were born here and I have cousins that live here now. I have placed a few pushpins on this map of some of the places that are interesting to see.

Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli


Once you click on “View larger map” you should be able to see the locations I have highlighted. Once you get to each location you can take the small yellow pegman and move him around to see more of the street view.

I notice that if you double click him he wall walk in the direction of the street he is on.

War memorial Colle d’Anchise


In the center of town in the location named Piazza Europa is an interesting memorial to the men who died in World War II from Colle d’Achise.

Chapel at the cemetery

11 Responses

  1. abl

    “Chapel at the cemetery” is actually Capella S. Nicola. Most of the names on the war memorial are the dead from WWI.

  2. Pam

    Hi Margie. I love your pictures! My family’s Italian last name is Colledanchise and we visited the village of Colle d’Anchise in 2010 with my two teenaged children. What an adventure! It was the first time being overseas from Canada. I’m wondering if you’d happen to know anything about the meaning of this village’s name. I know “Colle” means hill, but what/who is “Anchise”? I thought you might have come across some info. in your travels. Thanks so much! 🙂 Pam

  3. carmela fusca

    every time i look at the pictures i get home sick beautiful longano is my birth place thank you carmela fusca

  4. Andrea Cook

    margie, i tried to send on the internet but i guess it didn’t work. perhaps you could e-mail me your address and i’ll send it via mail. andrea

  5. Andrea Cook

    thanks so much for the pic’s. i feel more connected to my grandparents now that i’ve seen their village. did you get the pic i sent of your granmother from 1948 or so? andrea cook

  6. imarancher

    I’m with Ruth, the flowers make the picture alive. The ancient wall and the fragility of flowers. Lovely juxtaposition and done by nature.

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