The "Locazione Turistica Arcobaleno" of Roccavivara, in collaboration with the "Attraverso il Molise" association and some local restaurateurs, offers a 3-night package with half board (minimum 2 participants, maximum 9 participants):
Day 1: Arrival, accommodation and dinner.
Departure from one's own town with one's own car, arrival in Roccavivara in the afternoon, accommodation at the "Locazione Turistica Arcobaleno" and/or "Locazione Turistica Arcobaleno Duplex", dinner at an affiliated restaurant, overnight stay in B&B;
Day 2: Snowshoeing amidst enchanted landscapes, route length 4.5 km - difference in altitude 200 metres - walking time approx. 2 hours, stops not included (this is a snowshoe trek suitable for everyone, even families whose children are used to walking. The trail is not suitable for buggies).
Breakfast, departure from Roccavivara at 08:30 a.m. by car, destination Prato Gentile Capracotta, Campitello Matese or the Molise Mainarde mountains. Winter in the forest in Molise means "delicacy" in walking through it; with the snow-covered ground it is easy to observe the footprints and tracks of the numerous wild animals that populate the forest; walking in silence slowly and consciously will perhaps allow you to spot one of the numerous roe deer present, rather than a squirrel busy searching for food or the numerous foxes that cheer this forest throughout the winter and why not, the more shy and fleeting Apennine wolf. Making the advance through the fresh snow less tiring will be our comforting panoramic stop while sipping a delicious mulled wine.
Along the entire route, you will be accompanied by experienced hiking guides, who will provide you with knowledge of geology and the recognition of wild animal footprints. In addition, all participants will be provided with snowshoes and poles at no extra cost.
At the end of the trekking itinerary, lunch will be served in a typical mountain hut;
In the afternoon, on the way back to Roccavivara, a visit to the Sanctuary of Santa Maria di Canneto, a jewel of Romanesque art from the 11th-12th centuries, which stands in a very evocative setting on the Fondovalle del Trigno in the municipality of Roccavivara. The interior of the church with three naves, each ending in an apse, is austere. Along the nave is a valuable pulpit ambo, finely decorated and made in the 13th century. The ambo is supported by three unequal arches and, under the parapet, there are seven small aediculae, the central one was intended to support an eagle that, with its wings spread, acted as a lectern. The other six are occupied by six monks in high relief, intent on the activities that represent the monastic rule of ora et labora. Behind the high altar is a wooden statue of the Madonna of Canneto dating back to the 14th century, in Gothic style and also known as the Madonna of the Smile.
In the area adjacent to the church, there are archaeological excavations that have brought to light the remains of a Roman villa from the 1st century AD.
Return to Roccavivara, dinner at an affiliated restaurant and overnight stay in a B&B;
Day 3: Agnone.
Breakfast, departure from Roccavivara at 09:30 with one's own car for Agnone, an ancient Samnite town of around 5,000 inhabitants, which lies between the Sangro and Trigno valleys, on the border with Abruzzo, on the northern edge of the province of Isernia, at an altitude of around 840 metres, where a guided visit to the Di Nucci Cheese Factory Museum of Cheese Art and Transhumance is planned, with a tasting of traditional pasta filata cheeses from Alto Molise. At the Di Nucci cheese factory (whose aged caciocavallo cheese won the "Italian Cheese Awards 2022" prize) it will also be possible to buy cheese specialities from the Molise region;
Lunch in an affiliated restaurant in Agnone;
16:00 Guided visit to the "John Paul II" International Bell Museum at the Pontificia Fonderia Marinelli, the oldest Italian bell foundry and one of the oldest in the world;
Return to Roccavivara, free evening and overnight stay in B&B;
Day 4: Breakfast, greetings and departure.
Info and prices:
The price for the "Molise, unspoiled and white" offer is €. 330.00 per person, but for all BIT visitors and potential tourists, we apply a 10% discount, so the fee drops to €. 297.00 per person.
For families or groups of friends with 5 or more participants, we apply a 20% discount, which further lowers the participation fee to €.264.00 per person.
The price includes:
Nr. 3 nights bed and breakfast at the "Locazione Turistica Arcobaleno";
Nr. 1 dinner and nr. 2 lunches in affiliated restaurants and trattorias, as per programme;
Admission to museums, visits and guided excursions as per programme;
Drinks at meals in the amount of: ¼ wine, ½ water and 1 coffee per person;
RCT (third party liability) insurance coverage.
The fee does not include:
Transport and travel;
Drinks and meals not indicated;
Anything not specified under 'the fee includes'.
The chronological order of the visits and guided excursions, may also be changed at the last moment, if circumstances make it necessary, while maintaining the contents of the programme.
All guided excursions are organised by the association "Attraverso il Molise", founded in 2002 by a group of experts and excursion enthusiasts, who have decided to make their skills available in the organisation and management of excursions and naturalistic activities in the Molise Region.
Please indicate any participants with food intolerances or allergies, vegetarians, vegans, etc.
For those who do not eat fish, an alternative meat-based menu will be proposed.
The "Molise, unspoiled and white" package, like all "Locazione Turistica Arcobaleno" packages, is completely customisable in every aspect.
Reservations, cancellation policy and contacts:
The offer "Molise, unspoiled and white" is bookable from 01/12/2022 to 28/02/2023, subject to the availability of the lodgings of the "Locazione Turistica Arcobaleno" of Roccavivara and is understood to be perfected by the acceptance of the contract form and the payment of a deposit equal to 30% of the total booking.
The payment of the balance of the remaining part of each participation fee must be settled upon arrival at check-in.
In the event of cancellation or cancellation prior to 14 days from the date of arrival, no penalty shall be applied and any deposit paid shall be refunded in full.
In the event of cancellation or cancellation after 14 days from the date of arrival, the 30% deposit paid will be retained.
In the case of early departure, the "Locazione Turistica Arcobaleno" reserves the right to retain the entire participation fee paid.
For reservations and information requests, please contact the "Locazione Turistica Arcobaleno", Mr. Massimo Porfirio, Tel.: +39 0874 875093 / Cell. +39 338 2636770 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org