The celebration, initially proposed as "Grape Day", then as "National Grape Festival" by Mussolini himself, introduced in 1930, is fixed on September 28 of each year. In Riccia, in the province of Campobasso, Molise, the festival has been active since 1932. In 1938 the chosen day coincided with the celebration of the local religious feast of Our La...

Sunday September 23 from 1PM to 4 PM EDT. Carmine's Italian Restaurant - 425 7th St NW, Washington DC 20004. Organized by The Abruzzo and Molise Heritage Society of the Washington D.C. Area. Buy tickets at www.abruzzomoliseheritagesociety.org. Please join us for a presentation by AMHS member Maria D’Andrea-Yothers on the transumanza and traturri, a...

Il nome di Gaetano Scardocchia impresso nel logo e nel bronzo di un ambìto Premio internazionale di Giornalismo riservato alla Stampa italiana all’estero, giunto alla quarta edizione: partecipare all’evento è davvero una bella sensazione per gli amanti del giornalismo qualificato, ricco di cultura e di fantasia, ma sempre ancorato alle regole del m...

The town has fewer than 400 residents and seems to be on track for complete abandonment. To breathe life back into the waning community, Civitacampomarano has been inviting artists from around the world to participate in an annual street art festival. The idea started back in 2014, when a local named Ylenia Carelli sent an email to Italian street a...

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...