Molise, located in central-southern Italy, extends between the Apennine ridge and the Adriatic Sea. Nature, history, art and ancient traditions are the treasures of this still little known land. Its territory is mainly mountainous and hilly; the coast has sandy beaches, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation and a clear and clean sea, awarded with the Blue Flag. The millennial history and culture can be discovered by visiting the archaeological sites, abbeys, villages and numerous castles in the area.
Campobasso, a city of probable Lombard origin, gathers numerous testimonies of the different historical periods, from the thirteenth-century church of San Leonardo, to the fifteenth-century Monforte castle, and to the neoclassical cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Campomarino, severely damaged by the earthquake of 1456, was later rebuilt by a large Albanian emigration established along the Adriatic coast.
Molise is made up of 2 regions, 136 municipalities and 8 unions of municipalities. The provinces are Campobasso and Isernia.
Molise is a region of southern Italy. It is the second smallest region in Italy after the Aosta Valley, its surface is divided almost equally between mountain areas and hilly areas. The climate is Mediterranean, especially along the coasts, with generally cool and rainy winters and hot summers. In Molise there are further vast wooded areas. Of considerable importance are the WWF Oasis. Although Molise is the Italian region with the lowest percentage of tourism, it makes up for with a territory very rich in castles and fortified villages. Some castles such as Castropignano and Civitacampomarano have preserved the original form of the 13th century, while many others have been transformed into noble residences by the Neapolitan nobles. A strong point of this region is the cuisine which can boast 159 traditional agri-food products. Among the most important products are the varieties of extra virgin olive oil, Molise bread and olive oil taralli, pasta, dairy products and various cheeses such as buffalo mozzarella produced under the DOP brand.