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The 10 most beautiful alleys of the Italian villages

Thursday 02 july 2020

Getting lost in the alleys of the Italian villages is one of the best ways to get to know the villages and popular traditions of the place among typical restaurants, trattorias and workshops of craftsmen and artists.

The 10 most beautiful alleys of the Italian villages

Italy is a land full of wonders and places to discover. Tourists from all over the world come to visit the villages of the country to discover characteristic streets and alleys that offer unique views of the world, characterized by small and narrow picturesque cobbled and stone streets that often climb to the heights and panoramic places overlooking breathtaking views. Getting lost in the alleys and streets of Italian villages is one of the best ways to get to know small villages and local folk traditions among typical restaurants, trattorias and workshops of craftsmen and artists.

Civita di Bagnoregio

Burano, a pearl in the lagoon of Venice

The island of Burano is located in the heart of the Venice lagoon. The first thing that strikes the eyes is the liveliness of the environment, characterized by colorful houses that give a really lively and evocative look to the whole village on the island. There is no lack of craftsmen who make the characteristic lace typical of the place and delicious taverns where you can taste the local cuisine.


Amalfi, a weave overlooking the sea

Amalfi is a very special and charming village, consisting of a network of narrow streets, alleys and stairs that allow access to the upper part to enjoy a wonderful view of the gulf. The streets climb into the village leading the visitor to the discovery of magical and romantic views, many of them overlooking the sea.

Costiera Amalfitana

Montefioralle, a wonder in the heart of Chianti

Among the rolling hills of Chianti, stands a small village called Montefioralle. The town is characterized by small stone alleys surrounded by small houses and characteristic buildings, ancient and full of history. The narrow streets that climb up and form the historic center of the village are a real jewel to be discovered.


Alberobello, not only trulli

Alberobello, in Apulia, is a town famous above all for the characteristic houses that compose it, the trulli. The typical small white houses with pointed brick roofs rise inside a dense network of narrow streets and winding alleys. The town is always in ferment and the year of Alberobello is full of events starting from Carnival and the many summer evenings, full of festivals, feasts and religious processions.


Ostuni, the white city

Staying in Puglia, another town not to be missed is Ostuni. The name of "White City" is due to the color of its houses (and often the doors and streets), white as milk. The town, in the province of Brindisi, stands on a hill and is easily recognizable from afar. Walking through small uphill streets and characteristic alleys you can reach the top to enjoy the surrounding panorama.


Tursi, Basilicata's little surprise

In the province of Matera, the famous "Città dei Sassi", there is a charming and characteristic village called Tursi. It is a centre with a medieval structure, still well visible despite the centuries. The village, in fact, was born near the castle and then grew and developed towards the valley, taking an original elongated shape. The districts that divide the old town are really spectacular, characterized by small stone houses and many steep and narrow alleys, made of stone and pebbles just as they were originally.


I Caruggi liguri

I cosiddetti "caruggi" indicano i vicoli e le stradine molto strette che formano cittadine e paeselli della Liguria. A Genova "Caruggi" è un quartiere del centro storico, caratterizzato proprio dai tanti vicoletti e dalle stradine ricche di locali e luoghi tipici dove ammirare la quotidianità della città.


Spello, the Umbrian Favor

Spello is located not far from Foligno and has earned the title of "one of the most beautiful villages in Italy". Despite the weather, this characteristic little village has kept practically intact its original structure, made of cobbled streets, small picturesque squares and many colourful flowers that have become a distinctive feature of the town to give liveliness and cheerfulness to alleys and streets.


Calcata, the country of artists

In the province of Viterbo, about an hour from Rome, there is a very particular small village, which stands on a spur of tuff and is characterized by a series of small alleys and streets full of places where craftsmen and artists show their skills to tourists. Immersed in the valley, the village offers breathtaking views and breathtaking views.


Civita di Bagnoregio, the "dying country"

Staying in Lazio, you cannot miss Civita di Bagnoregio, a truly unique country in the world. You can only access the old town centre via a long bridge from which you can see the village, practically isolated from the rest of the surrounding area. The interior of the centre is made up of narrow streets and tuff buildings, among which you can get lost by listening to the legends of the area and admiring the craftsmen at work.

Civita di Bagnoregio

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