Although Molise is often underestimated as Italian region with the lowest percentage of tourism, it has both seaside towns, concentrated on Termoli and Campomarino as well as mountain towns gathered around the skiing activity at Campitello Matese and Capracotta. There are many attractions linked to its protected areas including National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, Oasis of Bosco Casale and Natural Oasis of Guardiaregia-Campochiaro.
Here you find medieval villages and archaeological areas, starting from the castle of Pescolanciano and fortified castle D'Alessandro, the remains of the ancient Saepinum located at the foot of the Matese, with its private buildings, amphitheater, basilica and vast archaeological area of Roman origin. Larino with its majestic Porta dei Gladiatori, castle of Capua in Gambatesa and fascinating cycle of frescoes by Donato da Copertino, Castle of Civitacampomarano and all castles of Matese including Civita di Boiano, Roccamandolfi and Monteroduni.
Molise perfectly represents deep connection of Italian land with ancient traditions. Good example is transhumance meaning movement of flocks from the mountains to the hills during the summer. Countless religious festivals such as Good Friday processions of Campobasso and Isernia, with the parade of the hooded. Rich program of local celebrations includes Sagra dei Misteri, Regata di San Basso in Termoli, solemn and suggestive Procession of San Nicandro in Venafro, parade of the carts of San Pardo in Larino and Carrese of Ururi.
Simple and native Scapoli Zampogna Festival attracts thousands of tourists every year from all over Italy. Much followed, even la Tartufata (the truffle) in Miranda, grape festival in Riccia and "gl'Cierv", the legendary rite of the man-deer in Rocchetta a Volturno.
Molise also prepared a lot of gastronomic discoveries. Among the most important products you will definitely appreciate extra virgin olive oil Venafro oil, called Aurina. Remarkable is the production sector of pasta with Cavatelli to make it as a queen. Same important is the production of dairy products and cheeses: Caciocavallo of Agnone, Braid of Santa Croce di Magliano, Mozzarellas of Bojano. Am must to mention is that over 40% of the national production of white truffle derives from Molise.
Mysterious and hidden Molise preserves iconic Italian traditions all to discover.