Molise: on the ancient paths of transhumance
A 6-day itinerary to discover a silent Molise through a slow path between its nature and history, crossing the Regio Tratturo Castel di Sangro-Lucera, will lead you to discover the ancient practice of transhumance in a timeless atmosphere, knowing the soul of the places through the narration of the guide, the discovery of its flavors and its fauna and flora that dominate a region with very low population, allowing an extreme contact with nature.
Minimum 4 participants
Arrival in Isernia and welcome drink. Accommodation in the rooms and explanation of the trip. Dinner and evening visit of the historic center. Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight in a widespread hotel or a Bed and breakfast.
In the morning, well refreshed, we set out on the path on the ancient Tratturello Castel del Giudice-Sprondasino, the minor artery of transhumance in southern Italy. Even if it no longer has its original features, the route is very interesting for its naturalistic and historical-cultural testimonies. The pastoral route goes up the valley of the Sangro river, crosses Capracotta, and descends into the valley of the Verrino stream, passing through Agnone and beyond the Trigno river, where it joins the Royal Tratturo Celano-Foggia. Packed lunch. Along the way, there are several pastoral Trulli - dry stone stazzi for the shelter of shepherds on cold and rainy days -, many fountains, farms, and a road cross. The town of Agnone is remarkable and rich in art. Dinner in a restaurant and overnight stay in a bed & amp; facility. breakfast.
Leaving Agnone in the morning, we walk towards the San Lorenzo spring, which also sees the presence of Italic and Roman remains. The route winds from Villa Canale, a hamlet of Agnone, towards the territory of Poggio Sannita, on a long inhabited hillcrest. According to historical artifacts found, this territory was already inhabited in pre-Roman times by groups and camps of Caracen shepherds, dedicated to sheep farming. Packed lunch. After passing the Mucchi district, descend to the Verrino stream and reach Terra Vecchia, home to the Sprondasino tavern, an ancient hub of the sheep track network of the now disappeared Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. From here continue until you reach Bagnoli del Trigno, one of the most characteristic villages of Molise. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
In the morning we leave for Casalciprano. Between cultivated fields and some small woods, you reach the tiny village of Duronia. Its countryside is dotted with rural houses dating back to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The current center of Duronia stands on the ancient Regio Tratturo Castel di Sangro-Lucera, an ancient route for transhumance in the Kingdom of Naples. We will follow what was once one of the main travel arteries, walking among hills and panoramic views. Packed lunch. After passing the village of Torella del Sannio, you leave the way of the shepherds and animals. You will then follow a path that winds through woods and fields, to reach the small rural church of the Annunziata and, finally, the town of Casalciprano. Dinner in a restaurant and overnight stays in a bed & amp; breakfast.
The slow rhythms will be the protagonists of this last day of walking that will lead the participants to Colle d’Anchise.
From the town of Casalciprano you cross a hilly landscape, fragmented by several small plots of cultivated land. Along the way, there is the village of Spinete which was once one of the settlements of the Samnites on the Pescasseroli-Candela path. Surrounded by twelve hamlets and hills, the quiet village will be the resting place for a packed lunch with a unique and traditional flavor. We then proceed towards the valley of the Biferno river and reach an ancient rural village, today transformed into a period residence that will welcome walkers in an enchanting place, where local traditions are jealously preserved among the stones of the hotel buildings. widespread that once they were used for the processing of the wool of transhumant flocks. Dinner in a widespread hotel and overnight stay.
Time to say goodbye and restart. After breakfast, transfer by car to the Isernia train or bus station.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 1 July 2020 to 30 November 2020||€ 620|
(B / L / D-AI): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner; (AI) = All Inclusive
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The tariff includes
GO in ITALY, in collaboration with the broker Tecnocredito Commerciale and UnipolSai Assicurazioni SpA, has prepared for all participants in their trips to Italy a complete insurance package included in the travel fee that protects all its customers with ASSISTANCE policy which covers Health Care to the Person, the Reimbursement of Medical Expenses incurred during the Trip and Damage to Baggage.
The conditions are fully contained in the information document that will be delivered to the customer before departure and at the time of joining the Optional Cancellation policy.
It gives the right, in case of need, to take advantage of the following insurance and assistance services
THEFT, ROBBERY, SCIPPO, FIRE, and failure to return or damage the baggage by the carrier up to € 500.00 with a deductible of € 50.00. Necessities costs following delay (not less than 12 hours) or failure to return baggage by the carrier up to € 100.00 with a deductible of € 50.00.
The tariff does not include
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
from € 620 - Voli esclusi
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
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