Consider Molise — Italy’s unspoiled, best-kept secret — for your next vacation

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( CNN) We all know Tuscany, Umbria and Sicily — but ever heard of Molise?

A land of wolves, wild boars and specter cities — sacked in the past by plagiarists and brigands — it offers untouched landscapes and hearty shepherd meat. “Theres” pristine coasts and snow-capped mountains, a picturesque seashore speck with castles and a preserved Roman town to rival Pompeii — but without the crowds.