Arrival at Termoli station and meeting with the local guide. Guided tour of Termoli, an enchanting seaside village surrounded by ancient walls. Strolling through the alleys overlooking the sea, you will retrace its history and admire the Cathedral of Santa Maria della Purificazione and the Swabian Castle. Accomodation in a hotel in Termoli, dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast in the hotel. Meeting with the guide and a pleasant morning walk to reach the tourist port of Termoli, among the colors of the sea and the typical scents of the local fish market. Boarding to the Tremiti Islands, a small corner of paradise. Upon arrival, a guided tour of the island of San Nicola which, with its important monuments, is considered the historical center of the archipelago. Following a boat tour to admire the extraordinary beauty of the sea caves, that wind along the coast, and other islands that complete the archipelago. Lunch in a restaurant with a fish menu.
In the afternoon visit to the Island of San Domino, the largest island of the archipelago, covered by a forest of Aleppo pines and holm oaks. Return to Termoli by ferry, dinner and overnight stay in Termoli.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure by coach to Sepino. Guided tour of the historical center of Sepino, listed among “Italy’s most beautiful villages”, and Altilia di Sepino, one of the most important archaeological sites in Molise, precious witness of the Roman past of the region. Lunch in a farmhouse, along the banks of Biferno River, in an ancient mill dating back to the 18th century. In the afternoon, guided tour of Casalciprano to admire the original open-air Museum of the Peasant Memory, a route that winds through the historical center of the village, characterized by paintings and bronze sculptures, which tell of ancient work and traditions and scenes of daily life of the past. A real journey through time that takes you to “the attic of memories”. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Campobasso.
Breakfast in the hotel. Guided tour of the fascinating historical center of Campobasso, characterized by narrow streets, long stairways, churches, and historic buildings that wind their way to the foot of the Monforte Castle, an ancient defensive stronghold. Among the alleys are hidden two stereotypes of the culture of the capital: the Samnite Museum, custodian of numerous archeological finds of the Samnite people and the Museum of Mysteries, an icon of the tradition of Corpus Domini well rooted in the territory. Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon, you will live a sensational experience on the sheep track, an ancient road of beaten grass along which the ancestors moved their flocks seasonally. Accompanied by the stories of the guide, you will walk to the discovery of the historical and pastoral culture, and you will taste typical dairy products. The experience will end with a visit to the Romanesque church of Santa Maria della Strada. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Campobasso.
Breakfast at the hotel. During the morning you will have the opportunity to participate to the evocative and exciting Procession of Mysteries, a parade of 13 large “living pictures”, allegorical and religious representations, consisting of an imposing scenic structure and several figures who walk the streets of the historical center of Campobasso, animating the scene with songs and recitations. A tradition that has been handed down for centuries, in which adults and children float in the sky dressed as saints, angels and demons. Free lunch. In the afternoon transfer by coach to Termoli station and departure for the return to the headquarters.
– assist to the Parade of the Mysteries of Campobasso on the day of Corpus Domini
– walk among the remains of the ancient Roman city of Sepino: Altilia
– know the history of transhumance along ancient green ways: Regi Tratturi, Tratturelli and Bracci tratturali
– live a day among the colors and scents of the Tremiti Islands
– discover characteristic villages