Molise is the last undiscovered region in Italy.
That is a bold statement to make but that’s according to Wikipedia.
Undiscovered in general is difficult to find in Europe. It’s one of the things I miss most about being in Canada. There, it’s not uncommon to spend an entire day in the mountains without seeing another soul.
But that’s what you find in Molise. With one of the lowest population densities in all of Italy, solitude, wilderness, and heck even brown bears await you! Don’t worry…they’re friendly….and only found in selected areas…or so I hear!
I travelled around Molise by train. Not just any train mind you, but a private train organized through Molise Discovery Leisure Train Tour. SNAP!
OK I kid, it’s actually very affordable with a 50 – 70km train ride costing €45 adult. You will be serenaded by costumed folk singers and served local home-made delicacies and espresso in the tiny doll-size cups that Italians love so much!
It’s unlike any train ride I’ve ever been on. But without a doubt, the best part is what’s outside the train:
It’s not simply enough to just look at it though, you’ll want to experience it either by hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding.
Fortunately, these activities can be organized by Kolidur Travel Club who organizes day, weekend and seven-day tours. And did I mention the medieval villages? Or the food?
I’ve been fortunate enough to hike in the Dolomites and hike from Bologna to Florence and in the famed Cinque Terre, but only a bit in Molise and there’s so much to explore. Who wants to join me?
Disclosure: Thank you to Kolidur Travel Club for making my visit possible. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.