IL PARCO REGIONALE DEL MATESEThe territory of the Matese consists of a chain of limestone mountains mainly located between Molise and Campania. It ‘an area rich in wild places, populated by wolves and Golden eagles, gentle landscapes with lakes from the azure waters which reflect the tops of the mountains, original and well-preserved historical centers, so much history, made even more tense relations between Romans and Samnites, genuine local products, unique and tasty. The park occupies an area of 33326.53 hectares, along an axis Northeast-Southwest, that the valleys of the rivers Sava and Lethe, runs for about 50 km up the valley of the Tammaro River, in the province of Benevento. This alignment is also followed by the main mountains: the Monti Miletto, Gallinola and Mutria. It affects the climatic characteristics of the area, which, in areas at high altitude, is the last bastion of the continental climate, while the lower areas, exposed to the hot winds coming in from the Mediterranean coasts of Campania, are characterized by the presence of Mediterranean landscapes , made of olive trees, holm oaks, cypress and maquis. This close proximity of two different climatic areas makes it one of the richest biodiversity of the southern Apennines. The richness of the pastures, in particular, has led to a considerable development of pastoralism which, along with agriculture and to the exploitation of the forests, in the past has been the main source of income of the people of the area. The Matese is also a wealth of history, traditions and legends, many of whom still live as an expression of local folklore, closely connected to the daily life of farmers and shepherds. In the villages, perfectly preserved, where you live in a state of tranquility and serenity, but at the same time, you experience the hardships, difficulties and loneliness of mountain life, it is possible to walk through narrow cobbled streets that ooze history: the history of transhumance pastoralism, the story of the robbers after the unification of Italy, the history made by the cycles of nature.