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When villages tell about themselves

Stories, short stories, posters, glimpses and echoes from the past that whisper the beauties of fertile land rich in history, served to delight the refined palates of the lovers of the villages and of the medieval culture.


A day in Castell'Arquato, through latch alleys and a legend more alive than ever...
A day in Castell'Arquato, through latch alleys and a legend more alive than ever...
We take you to one of the best preserved medieval villages of Emilia-Romagna and the whole of Northern Italy, to rediscover an atmosphere of times gone by and a mystery still to be solved
22/05/2019 | By Stefano De Bernardi
 Positano among legends, enchanting beaches and fashion
Positano among legends, enchanting beaches and fashion
Here are some interesting facts about the pearl of the Amalfi Coast
18/05/2019 | By Redazione
 Domenica in Vigoleno, a small (medieval) world apart
Domenica in Vigoleno, a small (medieval) world apart
We tell you about a fresh spring day spent in the tiny medieval village on the green hills of Piacenza
12/05/2019 | By Joni Scarpolini
Cerenzia and the legend of the seven-headed dragon
Cerenzia and the legend of the seven-headed dragon
The inhabitants of the ancient Calabrian village are devoted to San Teodoro di Amasea, who defeated the terrible monster in 1528: they dedicated a day of the year to their leader to celebrate his exploit
04/05/2019 | By Redazione
Fontanellato through history, gondola tour and street food
Fontanellato through history, gondola tour and street food
We take you to the beautiful medieval village in the province of Parma to discover the majestic Sanvitale Fortress, surrounded by a navigable moat, and culinary delicacies from all over Italy and the world: a real gastronomic siege!
02/05/2019 | By Joni Scarpolini
 The bell tower of Lake Resia and the ancient submerged village
The bell tower of Lake Resia and the ancient submerged village
We tell you the story of an ancient South Tyrolean village that in the 1950s was submerged by the waters of the dam. And what remains is a surreal show, from fantasy film...
30/04/2019 | By Joni Scarpolini
Vogogna Castle, the stronghold that dominates the Val d'Ossola
Vogogna Castle, the stronghold that dominates the Val d'Ossola
A few kilometers from Domodossola, immersed in the alpine nature, there is a suggestive medieval manor which, after centuries of invasions, actually watches over the ancient stone village and attracts tourists even from neighboring Switzerland
25/04/2019 | By Joni Scarpolini
Discovering Apricale, the village most loved by artists
Discovering Apricale, the village most loved by artists
On the walls of the houses you will find murals signed by painters from all over Italy. More than a village, an exhibition in the open!
22/04/2019 | By Joni Scarpolini
 A spritz break is on air in Boccadasse!
A spritz break is on air in Boccadasse!
The ancient Ligurian fishing village has always been the meeting point of the Genoese, who love to enjoy an aperitif on the marina, amid the noise of the waves and a little carefree
09/04/2019 | By Joni Scarpolini
Next to Sauris another village appeared
Next to Sauris another village appeared
With the emptying of the artificial lake, the village of Maina re-emerged, where some Friulian families once lived. Before the waters of the dam, completed in 1948, covered the ghost town
06/04/2019 | By Redazione
 The history of the Orsanti: the first street artists were born in Vigoleno
The history of the Orsanti: the first street artists were born in Vigoleno
In the medieval village of Piacenza there is a museum that tells the wandering life of ancient bear trainers, protagonists of acrobatic shows throughout Europe during the 1700s
04/04/2019 | By Joni Scarpolini
 The fish market of Chioggia, a real tourist attraction
The fish market of Chioggia, a real tourist attraction
As for extension and commercial capacity, in the Lagoon it is second only to that of Venice. Inaugurated in the 1960s, it quickly became the link between the mainland and the Adriatic Sea
01/04/2019 | By Redazione
Do you know Oriolo, the 'Matera calabrese'?
Do you know Oriolo, the 'Matera calabrese'?
Discovering a small medieval village in the province of Cosenza that has nothing to envy to the City of Stones
27/03/2019 | By Redazione
Comacchio: the village, the eels and the lagoon
Comacchio: the village, the eels and the lagoon
Comacchio: magic of the waters in the Po Delta, to be traveled by boat to savor the slow pace and then dedicate itself to the star of the village: the eel. With a dedicated museum and 48 recipes that see it as a protagonist
23/01/2019 | By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Vrù (Turin), the village of the nativity scenes where Turin and Pisa meet
Vrù (Turin), the village of the nativity scenes where Turin and Pisa meet
Vrù is a small fraction of Cantoira, in the Lanzo Valleys. It is a village on the still mountains where miners who extracted talcum lived. In addition to the cribs and the miniatures of the Mole di Torino and the Tower of Pisa.
07/01/2019 | By Antonia Gorgoglione
Puglia: the village of Locorotondo, wonder of the Murgia dei Trulli, land of wine and oil.
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.
03/01/2019 | By Luca Sartori
Saint Vincent and Chatillon: symbolic villages of Aosta Valley
Saint Vincent and Chatillon: symbolic villages of Aosta Valley
Two wonderful villages that encompass the whole soul of the Aosta Valley characterized by historical, cultural, naturalistic and wellness attractions
12/12/2018 | By Redazione
Polignano a Mare: beauty always in season
Polignano a Mare: beauty always in season
The charm of the winter sea, an emotion that you can not miss in Puglia
10/12/2018 | By Marino Pagano
Enzo Siciliano and Falerna, beauties of 'Diamante'
Enzo Siciliano and Falerna, beauties of 'Diamante'
In the territory of the village of Castiglione Marittimo, here Enzo Siciliano thinks of his 'Diamante'.
27/11/2018 | By Marino Pagano
5 romantic villages for emotions between poetry, dream and reality
5 romantic villages for emotions between poetry, dream and reality
5 romantic villages, Italian masterpieces rich in magic and centuries-old charm that arouse amazement and wonder. For unforgettable emotions that last over time
30/10/2018 | By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Giovinazzo, a story that embraces the sea
Giovinazzo, a story that embraces the sea
Puglia, a land of villages and marine beauties.
23/10/2018 | By Marino Pagano
Montefalco: Sagrantino, Saint Francis and the cellars of the friars
Montefalco: Sagrantino, Saint Francis and the cellars of the friars
It overlooks the Umbrian valley, designed by the vineyards where the most famous of its wines, the Sagrantino Docg, is born, among the symbols of Italian enology. A village with paths of Bacchus to be discovered, even in the cellars of the Museum of Saint Francis
16/10/2018 | By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Plataci, where murals tell the past
Plataci, where murals tell the past
A small town where the culture of ancient Italian Arberia is still protected.
15/10/2018 | By Marino Pagano
Basilicata: the village of Viggianello, land of mountains, brooms and the Paddaccio cheese.
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.
03/10/2018 | By Luca Sartori
Civita, land of the Calabrese arberia
Civita, land of the Calabrese arberia
A thought of beauty after the Raganello tragedy
18/09/2018 | By Marino Pagano
Tricarico, between the history of the Saracens and the poetry of the peasants
Tricarico, between the history of the Saracens and the poetry of the peasants
Also a sumptuous diocesan museum
31/08/2018 | By Marino Pagano
Amendolea, in the clouds, among the fig trees
Amendolea, in the clouds, among the fig trees
We are in Amendolea vecchia, a hamlet of Condofuri, in the province of Reggio Calabria. We are in one of the abandoned villages of Calabria, and one of the different perched on the hills of Aspromontane.
04/09/2018 | By Daniela Sorace
Trentino: the village of Moena, in the heart of the Val di Fassa, where Puzzone cheese is born
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.
24/08/2018 | By Luca Sartori
Tuscany: the village of Giglio Castello between the extraordinary view of the archipelago, a glass of Ansonaco and the rabbit cacciatore
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.
11/09/2018 | By Luca Sartori
Vernazza, an Unesco village
Vernazza, an Unesco village
Colorful houses around the main square, the rocky amphitheater that encloses the marina, the two Saracen fortresses and an unusual church
25/07/2018 | By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
San Quirico d'Orcia, Unesco heritage in the province of Siena
San Quirico d'Orcia, Unesco heritage in the province of Siena
A village in the heart of the Val d'Orcia. An expression of great beauty and also of the concrete sense of design, in line with the proverbial Tuscan magniloquence
12/09/2018 | By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Verucchio, all the suggestion of the Malatesta in this village that dominates the Val Marecchia
Verucchio, all the suggestion of the Malatesta in this village that dominates the Val Marecchia
Echoes of history, leaders and intrigues of power to be discovered, for a real journey through time.
05/09/2018 | By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
History, art and literature intertwine at Arquà Petrarca, a village set in the Euganean Hills, among the most beautiful in Italy
History, art and literature intertwine at Arquà Petrarca, a village set in the Euganean Hills, among the most beautiful in Italy
Scenographic and medieval, contains in its glimpses the integrity and the suggestion of the past, also proposed with re-enactments in costume
13/08/2018 | By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Montelupone, a medieval hilltop village in a historical backdrop built over time
Montelupone, a medieval hilltop village in a historical backdrop built over time
All around, a wall enclosing a treasure chest of precious stones and the original stone paving
07/08/2018 | By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Acquaviva Picena: fortified walls, the fortress and the pajarole
Acquaviva Picena: fortified walls, the fortress and the pajarole
The village of Acquaviva Picena, famous for its fortress and for the traditional pajarole, is located in the Marche region.
19/07/2018 | By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Matera 2019 is now around the corner. But there's not only Matera
Matera 2019 is now around the corner. But there's not only Matera
In fact, when the city will be European Capital of Culture, visitors will also discover the entire area of the Murgia materana and the Bradano.
07/07/2018 | By Marino Pagano
Irpinia: three castles, three villages
Irpinia: three castles, three villages
A ride in Irpinia among Lauro, Gesualdo and Montemiletto
23/06/2018 | By Marino Pagano
Castelseprio: Gran Parco Altomedievale in Lombardy
Castelseprio: Gran Parco Altomedievale in Lombardy
The big Archaeological Park of Castelseprio: a crossroads between medieval peoples in Lombardy and technical and votive description of the paintings found in the Basilique of Santa Maria Foris Portas, which have made Castelseprio very famous.
26/06/2018 | By Nabil Morcos
The Medieval Ricetto of Candelo, Biella, Piedmont
The Medieval Ricetto of Candelo, Biella, Piedmont
The history of the Medieval Ricetto of Candelo, near Biella in the land of Piedmont, in the north-west of Italy. The Ricetto of Candelo like a rural building and a piece of Middle-Age nowadays. It was Lord Sebastiano Ferrero's home from 1496.
23/05/2018 | By Nabil Morcos
Among climbing vines and fragrant dishes
Among climbing vines and fragrant dishes
We are in Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena (Sv) a few miles from the most famous tourist destinations of western Liguria. We are in a village where the tourist, the hercurgeist, the resident and the "excuse me, I am lost" find the path itself
14/05/2018 | By Daniela Sorace
Gravina in Apulia: jewel of the Alta Murgia among archelogy and devotion
Gravina in Apulia: jewel of the Alta Murgia among archelogy and devotion
Gravina in Apulia, near Bari in the South-East of Italy, among archelogy, devotion and culinary traditions.
03/05/2018 | By Nabil Morcos
Cividale del Friuli: the first capital of Longobardi's kingdom in Italy
Cividale del Friuli: the first capital of Longobardi's kingdom in Italy
The archeological site of Cividale del Friuli, in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia land of Italy: the first capital of the Longobardi's Kingdom in Italy. Nowadays in Cividale there are lots of musuems and a wonderful view on the Natisone River.
14/04/2018 | By Nabil Morcos
The big Romanesque Basilique of Aquileia and the wonderful mosaic floor.
The big Romanesque Basilique of Aquileia and the wonderful mosaic floor.
Tha big Romanesque Basilique of Aquileia, near Udine, in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, in the north-east of Italy. Inside of the Basilique of Aquileia, there is the wondefull largest mosaic floor in Europe. There are two crypts and a very tall bell tower.
10/04/2018 | By Nabil Morcos
With the fracchie the passion in the Gargano lights up
With the fracchie the passion in the Gargano lights up
A tradition that is renewed in San Marco in Lamis
28/03/2018 | By Marino Pagano
Candelara, the village of candles
Candelara, the village of candles
A village where every stone seems to have a story to say, a country surrounded by lush nature and a panorama of enchantment that caresses the blue of the Adriatic and the rugged lines of the Marches Apennines at the same time.
21/03/2018 | By Marco Toccacieli
Castronuovo di Sant’Andrea, the great art that you do not expect
Castronuovo di Sant’Andrea, the great art that you do not expect
In the province of Potenza an original museum of Graphics
20/03/2018 | By Marino Pagano
That elegant Lecce village in the name of poetry
That elegant Lecce village in the name of poetry
Lucugnano, the verses of Girolamo Comi still live here
09/03/2018 | By Marino Pagano
That night when I set foot for the first time in the mysterious village of Crespi d'Adda
That night when I set foot for the first time in the mysterious village of Crespi d'Adda
The sinister and gloomy atmosphere that marked part of my life by visiting the cemetery of Crespi d'Adda on a spring night
18/02/2018 | By Ivan Pisoni
Montalto Uffugo: the unfinished village
Montalto Uffugo: the unfinished village
An unaware village and its incomplete richness.
09/01/2018 | By Ida Cerisano
A village to live, a journey to discover Moliterno.
A village to live, a journey to discover Moliterno.
In the heart of the Val d'Agri, in Basilicata, anyone who wants to come to Moliterno will never be a guest but one of us and will experience unique emotions in a landscape of extraordinary beauty, rich in traditions, culture, history, art and food and wine.
11/01/2018 | By Pasquale Dicillo
Wine Festival in the Borgo of Giglio Castello
Wine Festival in the Borgo of Giglio Castello
For a few years now the village of Giglio Castello on the Isola del Giglio has held a wine festival at the end of September. Restaurants throw open their doors, chairs and tables spill out onto the pavement, and the local Ansonaco wine flows in abundance.
28/11/2017 | By Rebecca Hughes

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