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Molise – Territory

Molise offers a great variety of landscapes, from the mountains to the coast.
It includes several protected green areas preserving the natural enivironnement. Among them, the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise where there are the sources of river Volturno, the main waterway of Southern Italy
Further protected areas are the WWF Nature Reserve Guardiaregia-Campochiaro, the oasis The Mortine, the LIPU reserve Casacalenda, the Matese, the botanical garden Capracotta, the reserve Collemeluccio.
Lucky people may have the chance to see wild animals as the brown bears, deers, chamois, wolves.
Molise is a good opportunity for bike lovers as the “tratturi”, the sheep tracks of transhumance became long stretches of cycling paths.

But Molise is also a land of ancient history. In the area of Lucera-Castel di Sangro there is the ancient temple of the Samnites (second century BC) In Larino it is possible to see a well preserved Roman amphitheater and the door of the gladiators, reserved to wrestlers winners.
Medieval castles are in Monteroduni and Roccamadolfi, a fortress is in Civita da Boiano, and the beautiful castle of Monforte in Campobasso, built in 1400 is in Campobasso.

The coasts of Molise are mainly sandy and the most populare seaside resorts are Termoli, Campomarino and Petaccio.

NATIONAL PARKS IN MOLISE:
Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park

REGIONAL PARKS IN MOLISE:
Olivo di Venafro Regional Park

NATURE RESERVES IN MOLISE:
In the Province of Isernia:
Collemeluccio Nature Reserve
Montedimezzo Nature Reserve
Pesche Nature Reserve

UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVES IN MOLISE:
Collemeluccio-Montedimezzo

WWF NATURE RESERVES IN MOLISE:
In the Province of Campobasso:
Guardiaregia-Campochiaro

BLUE FLAGS IN MOLISE:
In the Province of Campobasso:
Campomarino – Lido
Petacciato – Marina di Petacciato
Termoli – Lungomare Nord – Sant’Antonio

ORANGE FLAGS IN MOLISE:
In the Province of Campobasso:
Ferrazzano

In the Province of Isernia:
Agnone
Scapoli

 

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