Ripalimosani is a village located about 7 km. from Campobasso where, as in the whole area, already in very ancient times there were Samnite settlements. It was founded as a medieval urban agglomeration because of the migration of the inhabitants of Limosano, another nearby village, who took refuge in the area to defend themselves from the raids of...

He was only four years old when he learned how to package the olive oil bottles by hand. It was then that Giovanni Colavita understood that the family’s passion would become his future. Raised in  Molise, where his grandfather Giovanni established the Colavita olive oil company in 1938, Giovanni graduated with a Law degree from the University of Ro...

Filippo Carosella, Filippo Marcovecchio and Alfonso Saulino along with wife Angela Maria, lived in Agnone. Of these, Filippo Carosella and Filippo Marcovecchio were contadini, or farmers, while Alfonso Saulino was a shoemaker. For all of them, as for many in southern Italy, and especially in Agnone, the 1870s were very difficult years. But despite...

Italy’s most popular destinations—Rome, Venice, Florence, the Cinque Terre—are endlessly alluring, but in peak summer months they can be crowded and expensive as well. The country’s classic attractions—great art, architecture, food, wine, medieval villages and beautiful country landscapes—can be found outside its famous spots, but where are the bes...

Sepino was born as a place where flocks and shepherds who travelled could stop and rest. Because of the Samnite wars, the inhabitants escaped on the mountain Terravecchia, where they built a city said by Livio to be “very strong and very powerful”; however, it was soon conquered by the Romans. They built the new city by adapting the cardo and decum...

Italy is seeking to have transhumance, the traditional herding of livestock along centuries-old migration routes, added to Unesco's list of intangible cultural heritage. Italy submitted the bid with the backing of Greece and Austria, the Italian Ministry of Agriculture announced on Tuesday. Unesco's decision is expected in November 2019.  Transhuma...

First things first: learn how to order coffee. We get down to basics in Caffè Letterario where the owner, Pasquale, greets our new arrivals, putting them at ease. It’s caffè (never espresso!), cappuccino – just like English, but say latte and you’ll get milk, so ask for caffè latte, or even, latte macchiato – milk with a dash of coffee, or un macch...

The residents of a sleepy, hilltop town in southern Italy have been protesting about migrants. More than 150 people in Ripabottoni -- an isolated community of 504 people -- signed a petition to halt the closure of their village's migrant hosting center, while other locals held a rally to stop it from closing, despite rising anti-migrant sentiment i...

Il 6 dicembre 1907, 361 uomini, fra cui oltre 170 italiani, furono vittime del più grave incidente minerario occorso negli Stati Uniti e della storia dell’emigrazione italiana, verificatosi nella miniera di Monongah (West Virginia). La maggior parte degli immigrati dall’Italia proveniva dall’Abruzzo, dalla Calabria e dal Molise.  In occasione del 1...

Bernardino "Vlardino" Cardines era un italo-americano originario di Venafro: morì in Francia nel 1918 nel corso della prima guerra mondiale, combattendo per la bandiera a stelle e strisce. Per rendergli onore, oggi un gruppo di U.S. Marine Corps e il Console per la Sicurezza Bracken Murphy hanno partecipato a una cerimonia al Comune di Venafro e ha...