La Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio del Molise il 9 gennaio ha divulgato la notizia:
“Il New York Times inserisce il Molise tra le 52 mete da visitare nel 2020. Tante le bellezze del patrimonio culturale citate dal quotidiano: l’area archeologica di Altilia, i tratturi e le attività transumanti, la ‘Ndocciata di Agnone e la Carrese di Ururi, il Castello Svevo di Termoli. Una notizia che dimostra l’importanza dell’attività di tutela e valorizzazione svolta quotidianamente dalla Soprintendenza.”
Ecco l’elenco delle 52 località prescelte e lo stralcio del testo originale in cui si parla del Molise:
“52 PLACES TO GO IN 2020
British Virgin Islands
Kimberley Region, Australia
Paso Robles, California
National Parks, China
La Paz, Mexico
Grand Isle, La.
Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Christchurch, New Zealand
Haida Gwaii, British Columbia
Lake District, England
Atlantic Forest, Brazil
Val d’Aran, Spain
Juliana Trail, Slovenia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Transylvanian Alps, Romania
Glacier National Park and Whitefish, Mont.
If you’re in search of untrammeled,
traditional Italy, you’ve found it
Susan Wright for The New York Times
Never heard of Molise? Don’t be embarrassed. Even many Italians haven’t been to this region in south-central Italy. But those who make the pilgrimage have discovered one of the most spectacular parts of the country and its youngest region; it was part of Abruzzo-Molise until 1963. Among the draws: Roman settlements like Saepinum (a complex of baths and a forum that rival those in Italy’s capital, but without the crowds); a pristine coastline that includes towns like Termoli, overlooking the Adriatic, with a Swabian castle; and mountains like Campitello Matese, home to a wide network of slopes for skiers. Hikers will also want to explore the routes of transumanza, the centuries-old tracks, along which sheep and oxen were herded, from Abruzzo through Molise into Puglia in the colder months. The festivals here are essential to the region’s culture. In the Christmas season, during the Ndocciata festival, torches are lit in towns like Agnone; the Carrese festival in the spring features an oxcart race through Ururi. Ditch your car and view the landscapes by train. Called the Trans-Siberian of Italy because of its remote and spectacular route, it has carriages from the 1920s carrying passengers from Abruzzo’s Sulmona to Molise’s Isernia, past forests and mountain villages.
Share your recommendations with other travelers.
‘Oh-Oh, Ay-Ay!’ Riding to an Italian Rhythm on the Transumanza
Sept. 19, 2019