Italy’s Best Kept Secect
A Short History
Molise’s history is somewhat of a paradox. You can still find links that point to Molise’s ancient history such as the name of one of Molise’s regional wine designations, “Terre Delgi Osci“. This literally translates to the Land of the Oscans, a tribe of people who inhabited this region before the Romans arrived.
On the other hand, Molise as an independent region has only existed since 1963, when it split from Abruzzo. Making it Italy’s youngest region.
This paradox can be seen in the region’s wine production where family vineyards have been handed down for generations. These vineyards & wineries are combing their unqiue knowledge of the land with modern techniques to produce wine of incredible quality.
For a deeper dive into Molise’s turbulent history, you can read one of our founder’s articles on the subject using the button below.
- Population of 300,000 people
- Located on the East Coast of Italy between Abruzzo & Puglia
- Regular Direct Flights from London to either Pescara or Bari
- 35 Kilometres of Sandy Beaches
- Main Agricultural produce is Wine, Cereals, Olive Oil, Vegetables, Fruits and Dairy Products
- The Regional Capital is Campobasso
A Culinary Paradise
Molise is a land of Agriculture. The lowlands close to the Biferno River (which gives its name to another of Molise Wine Appellation, the “Biferno DOC“) are rich and fertile, perfect for growing an abundance of fruits and vegetables. While the hilly slopes are covered with vineyards and olive orchards where water can drain easily, providing the hardy conditions in which these plants thrive.
For those that want to see a different side of Italy, away from the hustle and bustle of the large cities, Molise is a hidden gem.
At Vine & Soul, we’ve partnered with some of Molise’s premier tour providers. We can help organise accommodation situated in the Heart of a Vineyard, Private Cooking Classes on the Beach and daily outings to Ancient Roman Sites. If you’d like to join us use the below button to find out more.