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Molise Travel Guide

Where is located Molise?

Molise is located in southern Italy, nestled between the regions of Abruzzo to the north, Lazio to the west, Campania to the south, and Puglia to the southeast. It also has a short coastline along the Adriatic Sea to the east.

What see in Molise?

From Termoli, with its beaches and ancient borough, to Campobasso, the heart of the region, Molise offers hidden treasures in every corner.

  • Termoli: picturesque coastal town with a medieval cathedral.
  • Agnone: the town of the bells
  • Collemeluccio-Montedimezzo biosphere: UNESCO-protected natural reserve
  • Larino: Ancient roman ruins, including an intact theater

What are the traditional dishes of Molise?

Molise is renowned at a national level for its cheeses – most notably Caciocavallo di Agnone, Scamorza di Bojano and Formaggio di Pietracatella.

Local recipes display a mix of influences from neighboring regions: for instance cavatelli pasta from Puglia meets spigatelli (broccoli) or spicy salami sauce in inland Molise, while bredette from the town of Termoli is similar to the brodetto alla vastese fish soup also served on the southern coast of Abruzzo

What most people ignore, however, is that Molise offers the greatest quantity of white truffle in Italy. While the precious nuggets are mostly shipped to other regions – including Piedmont – the region’s best restaurants always feature tagliolini with a gentle shaving of local white truffles during the fall season.


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