East of the city of that name, brings down a considerable body of water; as does also the Volturno, which rises in the mountains between Castel di Sangro and Agnone, flows past Isernia, Venafro and Capua, and enters the sea about 15 m.
(St Peter Celestine), pope in 1294, was born of poor parents at Isernia about 1215, and early entered the Benedictine order.
AUFIDENA, an ancient city of the Samnites Caraceni, the site of which is just north of the modern Alfedena, 1 Italy, a station on the railway between Sulmona and Isernia, 37 m.
Its site is occupied by the modern Venafro, a village with 4716 inhabitants (1901), on the railway from Isernia to Caianello, 15 m.
From this at Pescara and running via Sulmona (whence there are branches via Aquila and Rieti to Terni, and via Carpinone to (a) Isernia and Caianello, on the line from Rome to Naples, and (b) Campobasso and Benevento), and Avezzano (whence there is a branch to Roccasecca) to Rome.