This castle is a perfect example of an impregnable fortress of medieval origin, built sheer above a spur of rock overlooking the Carpino river. Inaccessible on 3 sides, the entrance was by a wooden drawbridge (now in stone) built on the moat and by an imposing and suggestive loggia with four arches. The building dates back to around the year one thousand but the castle has been subjected to restructuring several times, especially in the Renaissance period.
In the 1980s, a new recovery project was launched to build an accommodation facility, so many of the spacious bedrooms on the night floor were divided into about 30 double rooms, while the remaining rooms are in their raw state. The building has a pentagonal plan, composed of a central body and five corner towers, three of which are still visible today. The covered area of the buildings is 1,145 square meters (1,025 square meters of residential space and 120 square meters of appurtenances and accessories) on a total of 4,383 square meters of owned areas.
On the ground floor we can find the large courtyard, surrounded by what were once the stables, warehouses, lodgings for the guardhouse and prisons. The first floor consisted of reception rooms, while on the second floor there were the bedrooms and the services. Of undoubted historical and cultural value, this magnificent dwelling expects nothing more than to be restored and restored to its original splendor, perhaps earmarking it for tourist reception to allow a large public to enjoy its magnificence.
Given the the height of the hill on which it stands, the castle enjoys a magnificent view towards the surrounding mountains and valleys, rich in waterfalls, caves and natural springs, ideal places for excursions into unspoiled nature. The municipality of Carpinone is located less than ten kilometers from Isernia, in a strategic position on the border with Abruzzo, Lazio and Campania.