The large building nearest the viewer's right is Gambatesa's school; the open space in the foreground is its school yard. Beyond the first row of houses (viewer's lower left to center) lies Via Nazionale (Strada Statale 17), the entrance road to Gambatesa from the southwest. At the center of the map just beyond the trees lies Largo della Madonna, which is at the western end of Viale Vittorio Veneto; at its eastern end the Viale ("avenue") runs past Largo Fontana and into Corso Roma. [Street map of Gambatesa's town center]
At the center-top of the photograph is Gambatesa's Medieval Castle, and to the castle's left the bell tower of the Church of San Bartolomeo Apostolo. Beyond the castle lies Lago di Occhito, a reservoir created in the 1950s by damming the Fortore River at a point just north of Gambatesa.
The altitude above sea level of Gambatesa's castle is 460 meters (1,509 feet).
Photograph by Angelo Abiuso (Geneva), late August 2001