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Pescopennataro: the village of fir and stone

Pescopennataro: the village of fir and stone

In the upper Molise there is a village famous for its wonderful woods dominated by the presence of silver fir and for the working of the stone, practiced by skilled stonemasons since the Middle Ages; we are talking about Pescopennataro. Find out with us!

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Easter “cucuruozzo”: an authentic Molise recipe

Easter “cucuruozzo”: an authentic Molise recipe

Il “cucuruozzo” è un dolce pasquale tipico del Molise, realizzato ancora oggi secondo un’antica ricetta di origine contadina a base di ingredienti molto semplici: uova, farina, patate, olio, latte e zucchero. L’impasto viene poi modellato in vari modi per creare diverse forme: la classica ciambella, la “pipotta” o il cavallo. Scopri la ricetta!

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Longing for Molise in the works of Giose Rimanelli

Longing for Molise in the works of Giose Rimanelli

Giose Rimanelli is an important Italian writer of the twentieth century born and raised in Molise, famous above all for his debut novel “Tiro al piccione”. Although he soon decides to emigrate to the United States, Rimanelli celebrates his beloved Molise in many works, as only an emigrant who feels deep nostalgia for his land can do.

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The lent “Pupatta”: an ancient Molise tradition

The lent “Pupatta”: an ancient Molise tradition

Have you ever heard of Lent's “Pupatta”? It is a doll dressed in black cloth made and exhibited in Molise homes during the forty days preceding Easter, as a symbol of patience and abstinence. The tradition, steeped in pagan references, is still very much alive in some Molise villages such as in Santa Croce di Magliano, where the Pupatte hanging from the balconies decorate the streets.

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