Ciao from Rome! Summer is ending, “L'estate sta finendo”, as a famous Italian song from the summer of 1895 used to say: do any of you remember it? I guess not. We the Italians didn't stop all summer long: with the exception of the We the ItaliaNews videos, even in the hottest months we told you what happened in Italy and the things that happened in...

When planning a trip to Italy, the major cities of Rome, Florence, Milan and Venice are usually on the must-see list. Yet many people also yearn to find the “undiscovered hidden gem” waiting to be explored. For the latter group, Molise is waiting. This region is so underrated that Italians have a running joke: “Il Molise non esiste” (“Molise doesn’...

Our country is home to vast expanses of lavender. The purple, blue and lilac-coloured flower gives shape to fragrant parks, which are the most popular destinations for lavender lovers. A walk through Italian villages and lavender fields is therefore one of the best ways to leave the greyness of winter behind and to welcome spring and its scents wit...

Molise is an understated region that's just waiting to be discovered, and the wines of Molise are no exception. The small region packs around 5,500 hectares (13,590 acres) of vineyards sprawled in hilly, mountainous terrain, and red grapes represent two-thirds of the wine production. Molise shares with the neighboring territories of Abruzzo, Puglia...

The night of San Lorenzo in Italy is approaching, for that day that falls on August 10 you can see from the earth the astronomical phenomenon of the Perseids. They are a meteor shower that the Earth goes through every year during the summer period . The meteor shower usually arrives at the end of July and lasts until mid-August with peaks of visibi...

“My great-grandparents Giovanni and Angelina were from Ferrazzano,” Robert De Niro has stated time and again. Ferrazzano is a town in Molise, a mountainous region along the Adriatic Sea that’s north of Puglia, south of Abruzzo, and east of Campania.  The actor always speaks of his origins with pride, which renders some Italians to believe that Ferr...

With the Adriatic coast on one side and the Apennine mountains on the other, San Giovanni in Galdo is a pretty typical Italian hamlet. One of dozens of pretty medieval villages in the Campobasso hills in the Molise region of southern Italy, its ancient cobbled streets are almost untouched by industrialisation – and home to just 553 residents.  It’s...

The origins of bagpipes are lost in the mists of time: in the prehistoric era there is evidence of wind instruments made of pipes with holes and reeds to modulate the sound. The presence of similar flutes spread through the various villages of the Mediterranean area from the 3rd millennium BC, while pairs of reeded pipes, known as “auloi” by the Gr...

Located in the territory of Vastogirardi (Isernia), the Montedimezzo Reserve, the one in Collemeluccio and that of Pescolanciano, constitute a “Biosphere Reserve”, part of the UNESCO program called “Man and Biosphere” (MaB); its main purpose is to study the relationships between man and nature, in order to develop sustainable development techniques...

“Genius Loci, bring me a book and I’ll give you my soul”. The project offers a free holiday in one of the tourist facilities of Macchiagodena – a small town in Molise near Isernia – to all those who decide to come bringing a book with them. The mayor Felice Ciccone announced this unique initiative himself: the aim is to give the tourists the opport...