Monday, 27 January 2020

My week of speaking – and living – Italian in Italy’s undiscovered heartland

An immersive language course offers a glimpse of life and culture in little-known Molise and the skills to parlare away with the locals

‘Eccoci qua!” announces Fernando, pulling the minibus into the side of the road. Ahead of us, the hilltop town we have driven nearly three hours from Rome to reach shimmers in the late afternoon sun. Agnone is a picturesque settlement of some 5,000 inhabitants, all of whom – starting with Fernando, a local dairy farmer and occasional chauffeur – appear to have been sworn not to speak English to us.

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