Molise is a narrow strip of hilly terrain covering less than 550 square miles. For millennia it has been a natural bastion, first of the Samnites, legendary challengers who were eventually defeated by the Romans. Today its heavily forested slopes are dotted with castles, many in excellent stages of preservation. They overlook friendly medieval villagess, glorious ancient ruins and some of the most uncontaminated nature in all Europe - so pristine, in fact, that UNESCO has chosen Molise for two of its four Italian biosphere locations.
The biggest towns in Molise are
Termoli. They are attractive townsand provide good starting points for seeing the countryside.
Termoli also ahs a good beach and is one of the best places to get a boat to the