Enjoy the stunning scenery and storied culture of Italy’s smallest and also its newest region. Spend a few hours, day or week hiking through the idyllic countryside and become acquainted with a very different version of Italy.
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Located in southeastern Italy, Molise is a mostly mountainous region, which turns into hilly highlands as it approaches the short, 35 kilometer, stretch of coastline.
This special geography makes the region an excellent place for hiking. There are great places to do so throughout. Campobasso, the regional capital, is a particularly popular spot both because it is easy to get to and because of their proximity to various hiking routes of varying difficulty in the Matese mountains.
Roccamandolfi, Campitello Matese or Pizzone are also favoured hiking spots due to their proximity to great trails also with astounding views.
The coastal city of Termoli also has plenty of scenic hiking opportunities available, albeit slightly more urban in nature.
During the summer, average daily temperatures in Molise range from 20 °C to 25 °C. These temperatures cool by about 5 °C during the autumn and spring. Very little rain falls during the summer, but expect slightly more in the spring and autumn.
Most trips to Molise will begin with a flight into airports in either Rome (FCO) or Naples (NAP). From here it is easy enough to rent a car and drive along the E45 toward your destination. Buses and trains are also easily available.
April to October
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