Ideas for your Molise food and wine tour
Tastings, cookery courses, food and wine tours, even tailor-made ones
Nature, history, art, ancient traditions and food and wine are the treasures of this still little-known land. Visiting Molise gives you a feeling of discovery, starting with its territory, which is mainly mountainous and hilly, furrowed by the characteristic “tratturi”, historical transhumance routes that link the pastures of Abruzzo with those of Puglia.
The Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park reveals magnificent landscapes, ideal for walking in the countryside or trekking. The coastline offers sandy beaches, surrounded by Mediterranean maquis and a clear, clean sea. The ancient history and culture of the region can be discovered by visiting the archaeological sites, abbeys, villages and numerous castles in the area. The itinerary to discover Molise begins in Campobasso, dominated by the imposing Monforte Castle. The Museo Provinciale Sannitico is very important.
The historic centre of Isernia is interesting, with its 13th century fountain and ancient prehistoric area, located just outside the town. Among the important archaeological centres in Molise, the Samnite town of Pietrabbondante, Sepino and Larino are worth a visit. Termoli is a particularly important town, a tourist resort and port, with its majestic Swabian castle and Romanesque cathedral.
As far as Molise food and wine are concerned, this region means rich and tasty dishes such as “pallotte cacio e uova” (cheese and egg balls), pasta and beans, polenta, lamb and roast turcinelli, made from lamb entrails and offal. Among the excellent Molise foods, we cannot fail to mention Maccheroni alla chitarra, Molise PDO extra virgin olive oil, Isernia truffle and durum wheat pasta. There are various types of cold meats and salamis, including Signora di Conca Casale Slow Food Presidium, liver sausages, ventricina and pampanera, oven-dried bacon with chilli pepper.