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Molise

Nestled between the Adriatic and the Apennines in south-central Italy, Molise is one of the smallest of the country’s regions. Comprised of the two provinces of Campobasso and Isernia, it shares borders with Lazio, Campania, Puglia and Abruzzo (until 1963, it was part of a region called Abruzzi and Molise).

 

About the Molise Region

 

Molise encompasses some of the oldest settlements in Italy, with origins dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries BCE. From 1880 – 1925 much of Southern Italy and Sicily depopulated; today, we are fascinated to see the sparse villages of Molise that still cling to hills and mountainsides. Residents keep their customs alive in the forms of traditional cuisine, architecture and lifestyle. Examples are particularly rich in the towns of Campobasso, Larino, Agnone and Bonefro, all of which we visit.

 

Molise: A Culinary and Cultural Journey

 

Special departure with Jeff Roberts, historian and author of several books on artisan foods 

Dates & Pricing

Minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 15, with a maximum guide-to-guest ratio of 1 to 8

 

DATES (7 days)

For dates, info and availability please contact us.

 

TOUR PRICE

Per person in double occupancy: from $3,390

 

Single Supplement: $490

 

In addition, we pledge to donate more than 1% of your trip price to food literacy and environmental non profit organizations

Tour Highlights

  • Visits and tastings of wine, olive oil, cheese, pastries and cured meat makers
  • Delve daily into history, traditions and cuisine in this unique area in south of Italy with food and history expert Jeff Roberts
  • Discover Campobasso, the provincial capital, the old-world town of Termoli on the Adriatic Coast, and the villages of Sepino, Agnone, Larino and Bonefro
  • Relax in unique, cozy masserie and 3- or 4-star hotels distinctively representing the local culture
  • Experience an intangible UNESCO Cultural Heritage, the Mediterranean Diet with delicious meals and a cooking demonstration
  • Explore the Molise region and learn about ancient Samnites, Roman,
  • Lombard and Swabian civilizations
  • Learn more about local recipes, savor the cuisine of Molise, and meet local chefs and artisan food makers  
  • Travel with professional tour leader Cristiano Bonino and discover the cultural regional differences that make Italy so unique and worth-exploring 

What's Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in 3- or 4-star hotels and masserie (farm stay)
  • 6 breakfasts and 3 lunches
  • 4 dinners with either a 3- or 4-course menu (1 with truffles)
  • Entry fees to the Samnitic museum, a Swabian castle and visit to a bell foundry
  • Daily exposure to history, culture and cuisine of Molise and Italy with expert Jeffrey Roberts and tour leader Cristiano Bonino
  • 1 visit and tasting to olive oil maker and 1 to a cured meat producer and Slow Food presidium
  • Walks on a UNESCO Biosphere and tratturi (grassy trail)
  • 1 cooking demo with a local chef and 1 truffle hunting demo
  • 1 visit and tasting to a local winery and 1 to a cheesemaker
  • Comfortable transportation by 9-seat van for all travel as cited in the itinerary
  • Bilingual, professional Tour Leaders
  • Group transfers from/to Rome airport to beginning and end of the tour
  • Local taxes and gratuities for luggage porters and restaurant servers during tour

What's Not Included

  • 3 lunches and 2 dinners on your own
  • Alcoholic beverages at group dinners (including wine and spirits)
  • Round-trip airfare and expenses to/from the tour
  • Trip cancellation, baggage loss or travel delay insurance (this optional coverage is highly recommended and is not provided by Food.Stories.Travel.)
  • Gratuities for your Tour Leader
  • Personal expenses, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, laundry, emails, snacks, gifts

Itinerary

Post-Tour Extension to Northern Puglia and Matera

 

To request the Itnerary as a PDF or to ask us any questions please contact us today!

 

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