Termoli (local dialect: Térml) is a town and commune on the Adriatic coast of Italy, in the province of Campobasso, region of Molise. It has a population of around 30,000, having expanded quickly after World War II, and it is a local resort town known for its beaches and old fortifications. Once it was known only as a fishing port, but in the new millennium it is a favourite resort for Italian families.
The first news of today's city dates to the presence of the ancestor of the current cathedral, documented in the 10th century. Termoli was a Lombard county until the arrival of the Normans, under which flourished and expanded. Later devastations meant a period of decay which lasted until around 1770, when the local nobles were permitted by the Kings of Naples to build new edifices along the coast and in direction of the countryside.
Termoli is rapidly becoming one of the most important centres in the Molise. The latter region suffered from depopulation in the years after World War II and there has been a migration from the internal hill towns to the coastal resort. In fact Termoli is beginning to rival Campobasso, the province's Capital, in size and prestige. Its status as the pre-eminent resort site is now being challenged by Campomarino, about five kilometeres southward.
Termoli's resorts are renowned for the quality of its beaches and the relative purity of its waters.
Very few non-Italians stay in the community. Increasingly tourists to Molise are from the Naples region and Puglia (just to the south of Molise). Recently huge palm trees have been planted along the seaside walkway and, in the summer, the many restaurants are crowded with visitors from surrounding communities.
Within a radius of about twenty-five kilometers from Termoli travellers can reach the hilltowns of Larino, Casacalenda, Montorio and Monte Longo which preserve a way of life which is disappearing in other, more developed, parts of Italy.
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. has announced that it will expand production capacity for silanes at its manufacturing facilities in Sistersville, West Virginia, USA, and Termoli, Italy, to help meet growing demand from its global customer base, particularly in China.(industry NEWS and NOTES)
Nov 01, 2011; Momentive Performance Materials Inc. has announced that it will expand production capacity for silanes at its manufacturing...