Molise is probably the less-known Italian region and definitely the second smallest one, but, despite that fact, it can offer a great variety of landscapes, ranging from the mountains to the hills and finally the sea.
Although its coastline is very short, the lack of people make it the perfect destination for those willing to escape from the mass tourism.
In Molise there are currently no civil airports, so the region can be reached through the airports located in the surrounding regions, such as Campania, Lazio, Abruzzo and Puglia. Molise is connected to the rest of Italy by local and high-speed rail links and a public transport network.
The main cities are Isernia with its 13th-Century fountain and the ancient prehistoric site and Campobasso, dominated by the imposing Castello Monforte.
If you wish to discover valuable artisanal activities, it is worth visiting the two small towns of Agnone, famous for the manufacture of bells, and Scapoli, renowned for bagpipes. The customs and traditions that survived in such places are the main reason why Molise is considered an “old-fashioned world”.
Since forty percent of the region is mountainous, in Molise there are also plenty of possibilities for hiking, mountain-bike and horseback-riding in several protected areas, such as the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, and for skiing in the resort of Campitello Matese.
On the other hand, beach lovers can relax on the coast, which boasts beautiful and unspoilt sandy beaches, surrounded by the Mediterranean vegetation.