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The undisputed protagonist in Molise is the nature. In the hinterland there are a number of natural protected oasis, tratturi and forests while along the coast, about forty kilometres long – there are a number of resorts to relax in the sun and in the sea. Regarding the cultural Molise, there are a number of interesting archaeological, historical and artistic remains starting from the county town, Campobasso whose city centre is Gabriele Pepe square with its neo-classical cathedral of SS. Trinità.
But the most characteristic part of the town is the old one with the streets that go up along the ancient walls.

Isernia is a very old town, it was already a Roman colony in 236 B.C. Celestino V square is interesting, with the famous Fraterna Fountain – XIII-XIV century -, featuring an unusual arcade shape and the neo-classical cathedral is important too, it contains a number of frescos and silver objects and also the painting of  “Madonna via Lucis”, a Byzantine panel dating back to the XVth century. Even Agnone deserves to be visited, it is famous for the manufacturing of bells and for the copper, steel and pewter handicraft and also for its palaces dating back to the XVIth century. In the surroundings, in Pietrabbondante, there are the excavations of a Saminite religious site near Carpinone – on the top of Carpino river’s valley also featuring a castle dating back to the XIVth century – and in Castelpetroso there is the huge sanctuary of Addolorata, in a Gothic-French shape.

Termoli, features a castle dating back to the XIIIth century built by Frederick II and the S. Basso cathedral – one of the most important monuments of the region - in this town many shows, exhibitions and feasts are held in Summer, after spending the whole day on the beach. In Winter, give way to the snow  sports in Capracotta and Campitello Matese. The former is 1.421 metres high on a panoramic natural terrace in the middle of the wide inlet between the mountains Campo and Capraro, the latter is one of the very few ski resorts of Southern Italy that reach a height 1.450 metres.
Throughout the year you can visit the parks and the natural reserves, among which the WWF natural oasis of Guardiaregia-Campochiaro stands out. They feature beautiful forests, carsic phenomena, the canyons of river Quirino and the waterfalls of San Nicolsa and also the caves of Pozzo della Neve and Cul di Bove, among the deepest European abysses.

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