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Luca Sartori

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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.

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