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Il Rifugio del Brigante: Itinerari alla scoperta del Molise

The area of Mainarde mountains
1°day - Scapoli: visit at the Italian bagpipe center. Packed lunch at San Michele a Foce or in a conventional…. Agriturismo. After lunch we visit the medieval village castel San Vincenzo and the nearby archeological site at San Vincenzo al Volturno.
2° day. In the morning we relax in and around Il Rifugio del Brigante. In the afternoon hike on the ancient samnite path from Collemacchia to Mennella.

3° day Pizzone- visitors center of the abbruzzese bear. Hike to le forme, pocked lunch. Visit at the medieval village Rocchetta Alta.
The Volturno valley
1° day visit at the castle Pandone and lunch at “Dimora del Prete” Venafro visit at the naturalistic oasis “Le Mortine”

castello Venafro

2° day Rocchetta: Visit at the source of the river Volturno, where it’s possible to bathe. Then we go to the medieval village monteroduni to visit the castle “Pignatelli”
Sport & well-being
Horseriding on the cattle highway, canoing on the lake at Castel San Vincenzo , mountain biking in the green hills around il Rifugio del Brigante, skiing in Capracotta and Campitello Matese, trekking in the Mainarde mountains and golf in Filignano.
The central area and the Alto Molise
1° day Isernia Visit at the paleolitic museum and the medieval town center. Lunch in agriturismo in Staffoli. Visit at the Roman amphitheatre in Pietrabbondante.
2° day Agnone Visit at the antique churchbell foundry Marinelli, visit in the medieval village Capracotta, packed lunch in Prato Gentile, hike in the fir-of Pescopennataro or Rosello forest.
Manifestations that you wouldn’t want to miss:
  • Waiting for Christmas in Agnone. N’docciata, a traditional impressive torchlight procession.
  • Last Sunday of the Carnival, traditional pantomime of the deer.
  • Last week of July, the international Bagpipe Festival in Scapoli.
  • Central week of august, Festival of opera and musical, dedicated to the tenor Mario Lanza in Filignano.
  • Beginning of august, village- festival “La Pezzata” in Capracotta.
  • In the middle of august, western gathering in Staffoli.
Il Rifugio del Brigante, Palazzo Mascio, Contrada Mennella 86074 Filignano (IS) Tel. 0865922003
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