Italia at Homes' study holiday in 2023 will be to Molise.
Ma Molise non esiste........ (but Molise doesn't exist)
Beautiful Molise is found on the Adriatic coast, sitting between Puglia to the south, Abruzzo to the north and Lazio to the west. Molise is so untouched by tourism, that even many Italians are not sure whether it even exists (it's the youngest province in Italy, only coming into being in 1970 after splitting from the neighbouring province of Abruzzo). There are 30km of coastline, with most of the remainder of the province being mountains & hills. It is thoroughly, authentically Italian!
Every year, except for the lockdown years, Italia at Home has provided an opportunity for students to travel to Italy, as a group, to practice the language skills they have learnt in class. So far we have visited the regions of Emilia Romagna and Campania and Tuscany. This year, in September, we are heading to Molise for the first time, to a small hilltop town or 'borgo' called Colli a Volturno. We'll fly to Naples airport, with onward transport to the villa arranged.
Colli a Volturno
La Piccola Parigi
Colli a Volturno is a small town (borgo) on top of a hill on the border of the Abruzzo, Molise and Lazio National Park & the Mainarde mountains. The small town has good transport links and plenty of good places to eat, including a wonderful café and pasticceria. The area is studded with beautiful walks, horse riding tracks, beautifully clean rivers, crystal clear lakes, ancient architecture (both Roman and Samnite), and the freshest, cleanest air.
Our home from home will be in the historical centre of the town in a newly refurbished building. It will have two kitchens, two lounge areas, and 7 bedrooms, each with two twin beds or one king sized bed. The house has two large roof top terraces with spectacular views over the mountains and national park.
Activities whilst away
E-bike trips around the Volturno Valley
Walks in the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise
Relaxation by the beautiful lake in Castel San Vincenzo
Visits to some of the medieval borghi in the Volturno Valley
lots more options to choose from....