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Santè Soup: a great classic of the Molise tradition

Santè Soup: a great classic of the Molise tradition

The Santè Soup is a typical Molise dish based on broth, stale bread, meatballs and stringy cheese, usually prepared during the Christmas holidays. Legend has it that the recipe was born at the end of the fourteenth century in Agnone in homage to Queen Giovanna II; other hypotheses see the dish as a contamination from Tharida, a soup symbol of the Islamic tradition. Today, depending on the area of Molise in which it is...

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Pesche: the crib village of Molise

Pesche: the crib village of Molise

The village of Pesche, located near Isernia and surrounded by the greenery of the Oriented Nature Reserve, takes on the appearance of a small natural crib due to its location on the slope of the San Marco mountain and the houses carved into the rock. Until January 6, thanks to the IllumminiAMO Pesche contest, the place will also be enriched by original Christmas lights.

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The ancient craft of “ru mpagliasegge”

The ancient craft of “ru mpagliasegge”

The artisan tradition of the construction of chairs was widespread in past centuries mostly in the mountainous areas of Molise, where the necessary raw materials were readily available: rushes of straw and beech wood. Today the profession of "ru mpagliasegge" has instead turned into a pastime that remains alive especially for the production of furniture for family use.

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Magical Molise in “Le Terre del Sacramento” by Francesco Jovine

Magical Molise in “Le Terre del Sacramento” by Francesco Jovine

"Le Terre del Sacramento", Jovine’s latest novel published posthumously in 1950 and Viareggio award winner, tells us about the events of the remote County of Molise in the fascist era: a territory linked to secular rites and pagan legends that meets, or rather clashes, with the course of history. By reading the book and visiting its locations, you will be able to perceive the ancient rough essence of this region in which...

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