The most beautiful villages and towns of Molise
Small towns and mountain villages steeped in history attract visitors with their art treasures, magnificent buildings and archaeological sites.
Beautiful villages and towns of Molise
This small region in central Italy has a lot to offer! From hiking holidays and relaxation on the beach to cultural trips, it leaves nothing to be desired.
The capital Campobasso is 780 m above sea level and the “Castello Monforte” dating from 1459 dominates it. The medieval town has monuments and churches from the Romanesque period and delights its visitors with many cultural treasures. The Samnite Provincial Museum houses valuable testimonies of the people living here from early history to the time of Samnite settlement,
Splendid beech and oak forests high up in the mountains of “Alto Molise” in the province of Isernia surround the picturesque village of Agnone. The town is famous for the Marinella Papal Bell Foundry, which still operates according to ancient tradition and once made the bells of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. In addition to magnificent old churches, Agnone offers another specialty: the Caseificio Di Nucci di Agnone cheese dairy, which has existed for ten generations and traditionally produces the local cheese, which you should try!
The provincial capital of Isernia borders the southern slopes of the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Parks. It was founded as a Roman colony as early as 263 BC and is said to reveal the true soul of Italy to visitors. Although earthquakes have hit the city often and destroyed a lot of it, there are many historical monuments to see. In front of the city lies one of the most important excavation sites in central Italy called “La Pineta”. Finds dating as far back as 700,000 years have been discovered here!
On the Adriatic coast, the former fishing village of Termoli delights its visitors with its pretty old town, which stretches out on a headland. Of particular historical interest is the old Stauffer fort from 1247, the “Torretta Belvedere” tower at the old town gate and the “Cattedrale San Basso” on the tranquil “Piazza Duomo”. The simple Romanesque building probably originates from a predecessor from the 10th century. Many parts of the old church can still be admired inside the cathedral. The old mosaics are particularly worth a look!