MoliseMolise (Neapolitan: Mulìse) is a region of Southern Italy, on the Adriatic sea. It is Italy's second smallest region by land area, the second least populous and also the least known one. In spite of this, the region is rich in sights to offer to tourists intent on exploring this "undiscovered" region.
By planeSince Molise doesn't have airports the best choice is Abruzzo International Airport (PSR), in the Adriatic city of Pescara. Another possibility is Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO). The regional bus company ATM offers connections with Pescara and Roma Tiburtina railway station, which is linked to Rome Airport.
By trainThe main railroad is the Adriatic railway, that crosses Molise along its coast. It provides efficient connections from the major cities of Northern Italy like Bologna, Milan and Turin, as well as from Apulia's main towns.
Fore more info visit the site of Trenitalia , the main railway operator of the country.
By carTwo toll motorways can be useful to reach the region:
— Sun Motorway (Milan-Naples), exit of San Vittore del Lazio to reach Venafro in few minutes
— Adriatic Motorway (Bologna-Taranto), passes through Termoli and the molisan coast
By trainThe railways system of the region has a total length of 265 km (164 mi) and counts 28 stations. Besides the Adriatic railway other internal lines are:
- Campobasso-Termoli railway (temporalily closed since 2016)
- Isernia-Campobasso railway
- Rocca d'Evandro-Venafro railway
- Vairano-Isernia railway
By carRenting a car is probably the best choice to discover Molise. Strade statali (trunk roads) can be used for reaching internal destinations as well as the surrounding regions:
— dell'Appennino Abruzzese e Appulo Sannitica, links Antrodoco to Foggia
— Venafrana, links Teano to Pescolanciano
— Sannitica, links Benevento to Termoli
— della Val Fortore, links Benevento to Ripabottoni
— della Vandra, links Sora to Isernia
— Fondo Valle del Tappino, links Campobasso to Gambatesa
— Fondo Valle del Biferno, links Bojano to Guglionesi
— Fondo Valle Trigno, links Isernia to San Salvo
— Fondo Valle Sangro, links Cerro al Volturno to Fossacesia
- Isernia — The Lower Palaeolithic site of Isernia-La Pineta and numerous traces of its Roman period.
- Larino — The remarkable Roman Amphitheater and Roman Forum of the important ancient town of Larinum.
- Pietrabbondante — The Theater and the Italic temple, parts of the sacred area of the Roman city of Bovianum Vetus.
- San Giovanni in Galdo — The Italic temple dating from the Samnite age.
- San Vincenzo al Volturno — A 5th century Benedictine Abbey rich of frescoes.
- Sepino — Relevant remains of the Samnite village of Saipins and the Roman city of Saepinum.
- Vastogirardi — The Italic temple, built by the Samnites during the 2nd century BC.
- Venafro — Important remains of Samnite and Roman ages like the Amphitheater, a visitable aqueduct, a Theater and the urban walls.
- Angevin Castle in Civitacampomarano
- Castello D'Alessandro in Pescolanciano
- Castello Di Capua in Gambatesa
- Castello Monforte in Campobasso
- Castello Pandone in Cerro al Volturno
- Castle of Roccamandolfi
- Castello Sanfelice in Bagnoli del Trigno
- National Museum of Castello Pandone in Venafro
- Swabian castle in Termoli
- Antiquarium of Saepinum-Altilia
- Archaeological Museum of Isernia-Santa Maria delle Monache
- Archaeological Museum of Venafro
- Civic Museum of Larino
- Civic Museum of Memory and History in Isernia
- International Museum of the Bell in Agnone
- International Museum of the World Wars of Rocchetta al Volturno
- Museo di Comunità della Festa del Grano of Jelsi
- Mysteries' Museum of Campobasso
- National Paleolithic Museum of Isernia-La Pineta
- Samnite Museum of Campobasso
- Winter Line permanent exhibition in Venafro
- National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise
- Collemeluccio Nature reserve
- Guardiaregia-Campochiaro Regional nature reserve (WWF Oasis)
- Oasis Le Mortine (WWF Oasis)
- Oasis of Bosco Casale (Casacalenda) (LIPU Oasis)
- Montedimezzo Nature reserve
- Pesche Nature reserve
- Regional Park of the Olive Tree of Venafro
- Torrente Callora Nature reserve
- Capracotta — Important ski resort of Alto Molise.
- Carovilli — Delightful ancient village with typical stone houses.
- Castel del Giudice — Located at 800 meters of height on the border with Abruzzo and surrounded by beautiful apple orchards.
- Pescopennataro — A center of Norman origins surrounded by the dense forests of Alto Molise.
- Pizzone — Situated in the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, it has preserved its three medieval gates.
- Ripalimosani — Relevant religious architectures and the most authentic cuisine of the region.
- Roccasicura — Of Samnite origin, declared reserve of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB).
- San Pietro Avellana — In the uncontaminated nature of Alto Molise, renowned for the production of truffles.
- Vastogirardi — Mountain village with relevant monuments and a Regional Nature reserve rich of flora and fauna.
- Biferno — One of the most prestigious DOC wines of the region. It counts four varieties: red, red reserve, rosè and white.
- Pentro di Isernia — A DOC wine which counts three varieties: red, rosè and white.
- Tintilia del Molise — A DOC wine characterized by intense flavor and color. It counts three varieties: red, red reserve and rosè.
For a longer list of Molise's wines:
Theft, robberies and violent crimes are extremely rare. The region is safe under every aspect.