Guide to Molise
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MOLISE TRAVEL INFORMATION AND TOURISM SUGGESTIONS
Molise is Italy's least visited region and an itinerary to discover the history and culture of what used to be part of Abruzzo should take in the towns of Scapoli, Isernia and Agnone, in that order. Here is a little on 3 of them.
Scapoli: In the last week of July the International Bagpipe festival takes place. It is a big happening of folk music, musicians and people coming from all Europe. The local wind instruments are known as 'zampogne'.
Isernia: Visit the remains of the Roman viaduct and the museum housed in the ex Monastery of Saint Mary of the Monks with fragments of Roman lapidae and the remains of Homo Aeserniensis dating from a million years ago. Also of note is the Fontana della Fraterna (a public fountain constructed between the 13th and 14th centuries) and the hermitage of Saints Cosma and Damiano.
Agnone: Visit the Papal Bell Foundry 'Marinelli' with its adjacent museum where you can trace the history of bell making over a thousand years. There are numerous churches and shops with articles worked in copper and iron.
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The town of Venafro sits in the Volturno valley and almost the region of Campania bordering the west of Molise. In fact, the valley was always a strategic gateway to the upper Volturno communities and the Romans took some time to subdue the original settlement, a Pentri Samnite stronghold.
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