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5 must-see villages of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines
Fiumalbo, Compiano, Bagnone, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana and Coreglia Antelminelli, jewels of the Apennines.
5 unmissable villages of the Aosta Valley
Etroubles, Fènis, Gressoney-Saint-Jean, Arnad and Saint-Rhèmy-en-Bosses, pearls in the shadow of four thousand meters.
Puglia: the village of Locorotondo, wonder of the Murgia dei Trulli, land of wine and oil.
Among the picturesque old town, the views over the expanses of olive groves and vineyards, the white wine Locorotondo DOC, extra virgin olive oil, orecchiette, tripe rolls and castrato roasted in the oven.
5 unmissable wine villages
Gavi, Castagneto Carducci, Sirolo, Venafro and Sant’Agata de Goti, extraordinary villages of wine and more.
5 unmissable destinations in Piedmont in November
Grinzane Cavour, Vogogna, Avigliana, Serralunga d'Alba and Agliè, unmissable villages of Piedmont.
Langhe: journey to the villages of Alba, Barolo, Barbaresco and Neive
Land of truffles and castles, sweet vineyards and wineries, historic cellars and many traditions. Here the vineyards are transformed into poetry, the ancient streets of Langa unveil unique landscapes, magical lands that smell of extraordinary wines.
The ancient Città Alta, like an ancient village in the heart of Bergamo
Bergamo Alta, the ancient center of the city. From Piazza Vecchia to Piazza del Duomo among alleys, arcades, artisan shops and historical places. Among towers, palaces, museums, then the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
Correggio (Emilia Romagna), birthplace of the artist Luciano Ligabue
Interesting center of the Emilian plain, ancient Lombard village, land of good food and one of the most successful Italian songwriters.
Basilicata: the village of Viggianello, land of mountains, brooms and the Paddaccio cheese.
The ancient village that belonged to the noble Sanseverino family, a land of brooms, churches, fountains and noble palaces, including simple and tasty dishes and the excellent Paddaccio del Pollino cheese.
Piea and its castle, a small village between Monferrato and mysteries
Among the eighty rooms of his castle goes the ghost of the White Lady.
Tuscany: the village of Giglio Castello between the extraordinary view of the archipelago, a glass of Ansonaco and the rabbit cacciatore
The picturesque medieval village of Giglio Castello overlooking the sea and a traditional table made of intense flavors. From traditional fish dishes to wild rabbit to cacciatore to good local wine.
The village of Cocconato returns to host
The Orange Flag village of the Italian Touring Club offers a rich architectural apparatus and hilly landscapes of particular beauty.
Trentino: the village of Moena, in the heart of the Val di Fassa, where Puzzone cheese is born
The main center of the Val di Fassa, in the splendid scenery of the Dolomites. Land of history and its cheese, the Puzzone.
Potenza: trip to the villages of Acerenza and Venosa
The wide expanses of grassland, the plateaus and the valleys, the villages perched on the hills, the ancient manors and cathedrals. Acerenza and Venosa are jewels of this land of history and art, but also unique flavors.
Funchal (Portugal) the capital of Madeira Island, the birthplace of the champion Cristiano Ronaldo
Capital of Madeira island, land of wine, sea, history and culture, among botanical gardens, museums and the love for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Treviso: a weekend between the villages of Cison di Valmarino and Follina
In the lands of Prosecco to discover two of the most interesting villages in the north east of Italy. Between villas, beautiful religious buildings, ancient wool mills and grilled meat.
A weekend between the villages of Castelsardo and Aggius
The ancient village of Castelsardo, the sea, the lobster all'aragonese, the Valley of the Moon, the Museum of Banditismo di Aggius and the Gallura soup.
Liguria: the ancient fishing village of Cervo Ligure, among oil, Taggiasca olives, Vermentino wine and fish dishes
The picturesque tangle of alleys overlooking the sea, the bright colored facades and the beautiful baroque church. Then the extra virgin olive oil, the taggiasca olives in brine, the Vermentino wine and lots of fish.
The village of Barolo, between the Collisioni Festival and the splendid setting of the Langhe lands.
The hills of the Langhe are the setting for what critics call the best Italian festival. Musicians, singers, writers and journalists alternate on feast days between culture and debates.
The district of San Ferdinando, like an ancient village in the heart of ancient Naples
The monumental center of ancient Naples, between art treasures and historic cafes, between Piazza del Plebiscito and Palazzo Reale, from Castel Nuovo to the Teatro San Carlo, from Galleria Umberto I to Gran Caffè Gambrinus, among alleys, squares, shops an
Candela, the delightful village of Foggia, where the roots of the actor Pierfrancesco Favino lie.
The hills of South Daunia, the views, the domination of the Swabians, the alleys and squares, the orecchiette, the "ciammaruche", the Mother Church, the successes of Pierfrancesco Favino, the cinema and television and then the Sanremo Festival.
Sardinia: the village of Alghero and its lobster, local gastronomic excellence.
The beautiful sea of little Barcelona, the alleys, the shops, the ramparts on the sea and the rich local cuisine.
Emilia Romagna: the village of Bobbio, land of snails at the Bobbiese.
The unique Ponte Gobbo, the Trebbia, the Abbey of San Colombano, the Duomo, the alleys of the historic center, the monastery of San Francesco, the Malaspina castle, the salami, the maccheroni alla bobbiese and the snails.
Potenza: trip to Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa
Lo splendido scenario delle Dolomiti Lucane, tra valli, rocce, scalinate, salsicce, crostole al miele ed il Volo dell’Angelo.
Tuscany: the village of Castiglione della Garfagnana, between the Biroldo, the Mondiola and the potato bread.
The charming fortified village in the heart of the Garfagnana, the walls and towers, the castle, the noble palaces, the churches of San Michele and San Pietro, and the gastronomic delicacies, the Mondiola, the Biroldo and the potato bread.
Umbria: the village of Norcia among black truffles, lentils and ham.
The artistic treasures of the Umbrian village, its history and its gastronomic treasures, from the black truffle, to the lentil of Castelluccio to the ham.
Pesaro: trip to the villages of Gradara and Montegridolfo
The extraordinary fortified village of Gradara, among the Rocca, the ancient walls, the story of Paolo and Francesca, the medieval caves, a bigol dish, the village of Montegridolfo, the museum of the Goti Line, the tagliatelle with meat sauce and the oil.
Galatina, the Salento village that tastes of music linked to the singers Alessandra Amoroso, Dolcenera and Emma Marrone.
The splendid architecture of the historic center, the three gateways, the churches, the palaces, the paved streets, the ancient Byzantine and Norman influences. Then the music and the successes of the singers linked to the village of Salento.
Rome and its Trastevere, like a picturesque village beyond the Tiber
From Piazza Trilussa to the Gianicolo, between the charm of the Basilica of Santa Maria. Then the alleys and streets, from Via della Lungara to Vicolo del Bologna to Salita Sant’Onofrio to Lungotevere Raffaello Sanzio.
Giarratana, the village on the slopes of Monte Lauro, home of the actress Loredana Cannata
The beautiful baroque churches, the characteristic hilly setting, the alleys, the stairs, the characteristic foreshortenings, the white nougat, the onion and the beautiful actress Loredana Cannata, protagonist of many successful films
Zocca, the small village of the Apennines of Modena that gave birth to Vasco Rossi.
Zocca is a land of chestnuts and good air, borlenghi and crescentine, but also music and the birthplace of the great Vasco Rossi.
Cuneo: trip to Ostana and Chianale.
The beautiful valleys in the shadow of Monviso, the large expanses of pastures, the Occitan culture, the many hamlets, the precious Bosco dell'Alevè, the ethnographic museum of Ostana, the lake of Castello in Chianale and the polenta with cheese
Liguria: the seaside village of Laigueglia and its typical sweets, the Kisses.
The beautiful baroque parish church of San Matteo, the "Eastern bastion", the picturesque alleyways and overlooking the sea, then the scent of fried fish, the soup and the bianchetti pancakes.
Cosenza, the ancient capital of the Bruzi.
In the Calabrian hinterland there is the ancient heart of one of the main cities of the region. Historical treasures, panoramas and flavors of the past make it one of the most evocative destinations in the south.
Bolzano: a trip to the villages of Ulten and Glurns.
The valleys of woods and meadows, the farming culture of the Ulten valley, the Zoccolo lake, the walls and the palaces, the churches, the alleys, the courtyards, the atmosphere of Glurns and the delicious dumplings
The district of Venezia Nuova, the ancient center of Livorno
In the ancient heart of the maritime city, among canals, bridges, ancient buildings and picturesque corners. The only district in the city to have preserved the architectural heritage after the Second World War.
The historic center of Bolzano, a delightful heart of the Alps.
In the heart of South Tyrol there is one of the most beautiful historical centers of the Alps. History, culture, traditions and much craftsmanship in the city that was an important center of merchants. The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is very beautifu
Pordenone: trip to Valvasone Arzene and Cordovado
In the lands of the river Tagliamento, between historic buildings, countryside, a plate of polenta with muset, a plate of gnocchi with goose and a taste of Spaccafumo.
The ancient Ferrara, a jewel city in the Estensi lands.
The immense Este castle, the cathedral of San Giorgio, the many historic shops, herbalists, bookshops and delicatessens, then eel, the tasty rolled bacon and pampepato.
Emilia Romagna: Castell'Arquato and the Monterosso Val d'Arda, DOC white wine.
The typical Arquatese white wine, in the dry, amiable and spumante versions, which joins the other excellent local wines, including Gutturnio and Ortrugo. Land of wines but also of art and culture, Castell'Arquato is one of the most interesting villages of Emilia.
Old Grosseto, the ancient heart of the Tuscan Maremma
The ancient city center between squares, historic buildings, churches and streets where you can stroll and do shopping. Among the delicacies, local salami and cheese, pici all'amatriciana and wild boar. Among the desserts cantuccini with Vin Santo.
Turin: trip to Valle d'Aosta to Bard and Etroubles
The imposing fortress of Bard, its museums, the delightful historic village, the valley of the Gran San Bernardo and Etroubles, an authentic open-air museum, then the polenta, the genepy and the Valpellinese soup.
Old Bari, the ancient heart of the Apulian capital
The ancient district of San Nicola, among churches, votive niches, the Byzantine cathedral of San Sabino, the Norman castle, the Basilica of San Nicola, then a taste of rice, potatoes and mussels.