Spend your holiday in an intimate, cosy ambiance, and in close proximity to pristine natural surroundings. Enjoy the silence of the network of sheep-paths, and immerse yourself in a life of rural pleasures, like zero food-miles, and authentic food. Discover how traditions and folklore have been preserved in such a rich way. Get to know a corner of Italy that’s unknown to most and take home some unforgettable memories.
You can keep all this for yourself when you travel to Isernia, a destination of surprising quality. The ancient capital of the Samnites, it is typified by its narrow streets and its emblem is the famous fountain, Fontana Fraterna, created in honour of Pope Celestine V.
And that’s not all. This destination is also home to protected nature reserves (Collemeluccio, Montedimezzo and Pesche); 2 of its villages are Italy’s most charming (Fornelli e Frosolone); the significant church, Santuario di Maria Santissima Addolorata in Castelpetroso, is the site of many apparitions of the Virgin Mary and a place of pilgrimage; as well as must-see events such as the International Reed-Pipe Festival in Scapoli, the Tartufata food and wine festival in Miranda, and la ’Ndocciata the Christmas festival in Agnone.
Then, there are the gastronomic specialities : the lamb stew, pezzata di Capracotta, caciocavallo cheese from Frosolone and Agnone, and black and white truffles collected in many areas of the province.
Explore the centre of Isernia, and admire the fountain, Fontana Fraterna, the city’s symbol
Walk along the paths through the olive trees in the Olive Tree Regional Park at Venafro
Visit the Bell Museum in Agnone
Discover the charm of Fornelli and Frosolone, amongst the prettiest villages of Italy
Go skiing at Capracotta, on the slopes of Monte Capraro
Go walking in the Nature Reserves at Collemeluccio and Montedimezzo
Go for a dip or go fishing at the Lake of Castel San Vincenzo
Admire the Medieval castles at Pescolanciano and Monteroduni
Visit the Samnite theatre-temple at Pietrabbondante
Go to one of the traditional festivals like the torchlit procession, la ’Ndocciata, at Agnone or the Pezzata di Capracotta Festival