Molise’s unfortunate catchphrase is that it doesn’t exist. Granted, the region is a relatively new administrative unit (1963), but it is a land rich in evocative villages, ancient Samnite history, and natural beauty. Let the slogan put off others for now, and have the region—with its UNESCO-protected white fir forests and artisanal bell foundries fit for popes—all to yourself.

What to eat?

Before your trip, head to the grocery store to pick up some La Molisana pasta; in Molise, try tacconelle/sagne appezzate (a flat square pasta)

What to see?

The Samnite Theatre of Pietrabbondante

What to do?

Hike the UNESCO Collemeluccio-Montedimezzo Reserves or spend a day at the beach at Termoli.

Bocconcini-Sized Tales

Our one-year-old was so tired (8pm dinner) but loved the pasta so much (tacconelle in tomato sauce), that she laid her head down on the table and ate her meal horizontally.

For more detailed information on Molise and its endless itinerary possibilities, send me an email or book a consultation.

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