Hidden Villages of Italy: Agnone and Molise

Gain a unique perspective on life in rural Agnone as you spend the week cooking, crafting and learning with locals, as well as exploring the cultures of several surrounding towns.
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Program No. 23490RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

Step into a charmed Southern Italian existence where everyday life mimics that of generations past in rustic Agnone. Gain a unique perspective on local traditions as you savor authentic dishes, make meaningful connections with townspeople, and explore cultural gems in several surrounding towns. See artisans at work during a visit to a historic bell foundry, explore pre-Roman amphitheaters and temples and learn about the production of local specialties – and the remarkable people behind them – during visits to working farms and shops. This is a special opportunity to experience a traditional way of life and get to know the people who call one of the most beautiful regions of Italy their home.
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Walking up to four miles throughout the day with periods of standing during site visits; stone pavers or cobblestones, mostly level urban stone pedestrian-only sidewalks, unavoidable steps, stairs, and hilly terrain.
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Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn some basic Italian phrases and practice on meet and greets with local residents.
  • Sample local cheeses as you learn about herding traditions from shepherds and learn the secrets of ravioli crafting in an Italian kitchen.
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at the artistry of Agnone as you watch artisans at work in the city’s historic bell foundry, the oldest in the world.
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Jenifer Landor
Jenifer began her career as an actress working between the UK and her native U.S. on stage, film and television. She later transitioned to film production, developing and coproducing several independent films. In 2012, she went to her grandfather's hometown to learn Italian. The remote nature of the town led her to harness her production and acting talents to create a bespoke language and culture program in Agnone, Alto Molise. Each season brings more to a unique experience, "off the beaten track" in Italy.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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