Molise does Matter
A little corner of Southern Italy virtually undiscovered and it has so much to offer.
pronto per storytelling in Sud Italia quest’estate
Ci sentiarmo da tutti .. sono pronti per gli eventi, i feste grandi anche piccoli …
chatterbox kids - part if my life here in Molise is dedicated to telling and writing stories, as well as creating lots of things in the countryside to share with you.
Gl’ Cierv - The Deer
As the sun begins to set over the mountain tops in the small town of Castel Nuovo Di Volturno the drums begin to roll and a band of deer and huntsmen march into the main square.
There in front of a roaring fire throwing sparks across the spectators, the ritual killing of the old stag takes place, primaeval screams fill the air.
Here in the midst of Southern Italian, another remarkable festival takes place as it has done for centuries, even its origins are uncertain.
Based on the story of Dionysus who was torn to shreds then reborn to symbolize the passage of winter into spring both man and child still continue to act out their version of this ancient tale
The scenes now are really not that different than they would have been a hundred or more years ago, although the assembled throng of onlookers will have certainly travelled from further afield, and the music which fills the air is amplified by speakers.
Here too just like any festival here in Southern Italy as the characters drift away the story having been told for another year food plays an important part and everyone tucks in bowls of steaming polenta and sausage washed down by copious amounts of beer.
Castel Nuovo Di Volturno has seen the rebirth of another year
Swing the night away 15th December - Le Cupolette Vintage Hotel, Vinchiaturo
Swing the Night away at the Cupolette Hotel in Vinchiaturo, Molise.
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“Oh I do like to beside the seaside”
The boot of Italy reaches down from central Europe, with the seas of the Adriatic on one side, the Ligurian, and Tyrrhenian seas on the other, its toe dipping into the Ionian sea.
The beaches are endless stretches of golden sand, which in the summer are festooned with rows of bright garish sun umbrellas
In July and August people flock to take the sun to bronze their bodies, and bathe lazily in the crystal blue waters.
The seaside resorts in Molise along the Adriatic coast are teeming with people.
Campomarino is the largest laying just below Termoli. It has a huge choice of bars, and restaurants both in the town and on the beach.
One particular beach bar called LA PLAYA is run by Giovanni and his English wife Cara. You will be met with friendly smiles and offered a friendly family atmosphere, great for all ages.
Stop by if you are in Campomarino and say hi….