I toured Molise with Barak Lev and Antonella Zullo, the owners of Molise Discovery (now called Kolidur Travel Club). The enthusiastic duo, with years of experience in world travel and entertainment, are at the forefront of bringing tourism to “this untouched land.” They’ve created the region’s first local tourism network connecting merchants, artisans, politicians, restaurateurs, and food producers in Molise. The couple take pride in Antonella’s native region (Barak is from Israel) and its people, and are eager to show guests Molise, including its local products, ancient traditions, and the historic town of Pesche, where they live.
Molise Discovery offers both fixed and customizable one-day tours and multi-day itineraries that allow guests to visit spas, sample local products, learn about the region’s history and culture and take island tours by boat. Adventurous travelers can rock climb, hike through national forests, view wildlife, go canoeing, or ride horses or mountain bikes through the valley. In winter, Molise’s snowy weather offers a variety of activities, including downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding. For more information, call (39) 331 9878587 or visit www.molisediscovery.com.
— Elaine Murphy