There’s a little place I know in Italy where the living is cheap, the food is phenomenal and the scenery is everything you could ever want to experience in an Italian holiday. The New York Times top 52 destinations for 2020 have named it number 37! (Link here) 2-3 hours south-east of Rome and accommodation… Read More Looking For Italy In Italy
A story about my personal journey has just been published in this book which is very exciting… …so I thought I would write about some of the places in Italy where I sought the Sibyls that feature in my short story. (The story published is more of a soul searching journey I undertook to find… Read More Seeking the Sibyls in Italy
More than 2100 New Zealanders were killed and 6700 wounded during the liberation of Italy; that’s a lot for a little country. This gorgeous picture of New Zealand soldiers in Molise was put up on the site: https://www.facebook.com/Molisenelcuore/ on 15 July 2018. I found it incredibly moving having just come from Campobasso in June, where… Read More New Zealand Soldiers in Campobasso, Molise.
The Samnites (or in Italian, Sanniti; Safineis to the Samnites themselves), were an ancient people living in central southern Italy from many hundreds of years BC until they vanished under Roman subjugation from around 80 BC. All photos are my own. I visited Molise in May and June this year and went to some of… Read More Sanniti
Open my heart and you will see Graved inside of it, “Italy”. – Robert Browning I signed up for a 6 day tour walking segments of the tratturi in Molise. These are the ancient paths used to move livestock from low to high country and the reverse as the seasons demand. There are several that… Read More Molise – From the Mountains to the Sea
Waahoo, next trip booked and leave approved! I’m heading for Molise and Puglia this trip. “I know where Puglia is but where is Molise?” …you ask: Molise is Italy’s youngest region splitting off from Abruzzo in 1963 and only becoming effectively independent in 1970. It has a low population density compared with the rest of… Read More Off the Beaten Track
Originally posted on Heart in Abruzzo:
There’s a striking railway journey that connects the Abruzzo province with neighbouring Molise. This journey is named the TranSiberiana d’Italia due to the evocative and remote scenery of the trip which crosses the Appenines, covered in snow much of the year. Historic towns, railway stations, mountains, valleys and plains of wild beauty are traversed…
Termoli is in the Molise region of Italy. It is a gem. TVB LP.