The gates of mystery open wide, breaking down the barriers of the supernatural, myth and legends. The dark side of the Italian villages reveals its essence with echoes from a distant, unknown and sometimes scary past. A column for the fearless who have fur on their stomachs to sell!
Poker of aces of fortified villages to go to the discovery of history and curiosities. Legends intertwined with art and architecture, medieval or renaissance epics that reveal to the visitor all the uniqueness of these Italian jewels
At the gates of the Val di Susa, a few kilometers from Turin, stands the most mysterious mountain in Italy, Mount Mosiné. The place is famous for its countless sightings of UFOs and for its ancient esoteric legends.
A few kilometers from Turin we find the town of Avigliana, a famous village located within the Natural Park of the lakes of Avigliana, next to the Mareschi swamp.
Ten things to do and see in ten villages: a trip along the Peninsula to live as protagonists the most precious and authentic Italian places, full of curiosities and opportunities
Scary villages and even movie sets, castles with ghosts, witches' sands, legends and mysterious phenomena, magic potions and poisons. For strong and... fearful emotions!
Among the eighty rooms of his castle goes the ghost of the White Lady.
The village of the Itria valley
It is celebrated twice a year, at Easter and in August, and while all of Italy is preparing for fireworks, barbecues and battles with water balloons, Orsogna is ready with its legendary Talami
Elegant, regal and mysterious. Turin is considered the most esoteric city of Italy: surrounded by mystery, it is a fascinating charade of enigmas and legends
A mysterious complex built in secret by one man, to be able to regain his beloved.
A castle, a brave hero and a lady: the ingredients are all there, for this legend intertwined with the story to be retraced on the rio delle Favole and in the manor, especially in the "Golden Chamber"
A mysterious girl with a strong personality, an escape of love and a passion for a territory. An interweaving of history and legend... spread in taverns.
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.
A sad and touching story tells us of a noble lady, in love and faithful, of her consort, evil and jealous, and of a strange white rock
The history of the old 500 liras? It begun in the Lucania of Rotondella.
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 is a land of chestnuts and good air, borlenghi and crescentine, but also music and the birthplace of the great Vasco Rossi.
An ancient tradition that relives every year, a simple gesture linked to popular religiosity and at the same time a way to find small moments of escape from the daily frenzy
One of the most popular legends of Gargano. A pure and unstoppable love, contrasted by some wicked sirens, which will be the protagonist of the song that Max Gazzè will present to the 68th Sanremo Music Festival.
The mysterious disappearance of a "different" girl who became legend with the passing of the centuries
A mysterious painting, a medieval trap and two ghosts of fascinating ladies
A magical bronze portal, a fairytale and inaccessible kingdom, a beautiful princess and the wickedness of her stepmother
One day a year, the tolling of the village bells come alive with magic, joy, tears and agony ...for those who can hear them
One of the highest, and best preserved, volcanic lakes in Italy owes its origin to the mythical Ercole
While St. Nicholas brings gifts to good children, the fearsome Krampus incite fear with bells and screams among the towns and villages of South Tyrol.
One of the oldest ritual of fire in the world that this year will attract thousands of visitors in the village of Molise, December 8 and 24
A series of tunnels under the medieval village, a possible inestimable treasure and a hill that could be a pyramid
The two-faced Latin deity seems to have been at the base of the Apulian village ... and not only that
The daughter of Guglielmo Marconi, known inventor of the wireless telegraph, greets with enthusiasm the news of the city council of the city of the popes
The story of a chasm born after a divine punishment
It is called "Don't be a donkey" the project by Nicola Winkler who sees him protagonist of a long and fascinating adventure
Susan Sarandon in Coreglia Antelminelli? For her grandparents, of course...
A story of beauty, betrayal and a ruthless invasion
Greek deities, witches, bizarre street names and "blasphemies". A journey through the legends and the mysteries of one of the oldest Italian village
A story of witches and magic that impregnates the territory of one of the most beautiful villages in Italy from prehistory to today
There are places that can fly the imagination and generate myths. It is the case of the unfinished church of the Santissima Trinità complex in Venosa, Basilicata.
More and more often we hear about nordic walking: a practice that combines the relaxing and regenerating act of walking with the continuous and low intensity training of the upper limbs and hips.
The Calabrian village of Diamante houses over 150 murals with a single element in common: they create happiness
The 'tombolo lace' from Offida is increasingly appreciated and known. We discover this excellence of our craftsmanship closely.
There are 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Campania, so let's not run away.
Every year at the end of October Venzone village celebrates the pumpkin feast. The reasons for this holiday are many, not all of which are due to the passion for this wonderful vegetable.
A greedy man, an abyssed farm, a child with a dark future, the revenge of the saints and strange fishes... do we need other mysteries?
A story of which little is known. Among sea, loneliness, contemplation and... gulls.
Wyatt Rockefeller, descendant of the american bankers family and Julie Fabrizio, Italian origin, have chosen Asolo, Italy, to celebrate their wedding
Many names and few concerns. The protagonist of this story will catch your attention from the beginning to the end, and, thanks to his adventures, we will discover the past of the majestic fortress in San Leo.
The small island of Lake Orta tells us of its holy saint, of silent, and of meditation
A simple and brilliant stratagem that allowed the village to remain in Padova's domain
A mythological landscape still tells us of tribes of giants and their competition of the stones of love
In this article we discover together the story of Vigoleno, a beautiful Emilian village, and Saint George, its patron saint.
The Mazzarditi brothers, the scary brigands who with their crimes were able to dominate the whole area of Lake Maggiore
Here is the story of a wonderful castle surrounded by a ditch of water, rich in architectural decorations and inhabited by the spirits of two women.
The story of the sentence that sent to exile the mice from the village, until proven otherwise.
In the center of Ferrovieri d'Italia's square in the village of Bova, Calabria, we find a locomotive of sixty tons but in the village does not pass the railway and there is no station.
In this article, you will discover all the legends and traditions linked to the church of Santa Maria dell'Olmo in Castelmezzano, place of ancient sacred and pagan rituals.
In the village of Castelsardo there is a unique cave, whose elephant shape hides ancient sepulchres and mysteries. Find out which ones in this article.
Let us rejoice, lovers of the villages and movie lovers, wanting to know which Italian hamlets are protagonists on the big screen. Here is the second episode.
In this article, Francesco Saggese will tell you how a small village can try not to die, through the tales of those who know how to grasp the beauty of these places that seem to be forgotten and give them value through their own passion.
In this article we will discover together the famous Umbrian-marchigian mountains and will go through all the stories and legends of the place, from the Sibilla Grotto to the recent news of the Unicorn of the Sibillini Mountains
The crazy story of a population who tried to move a fountain by force
We discover together the origin of the name of the hamlet of Boccadasse, one of the most photographed corners of the city of Genoa, which, with the colorful houses, the beaches and the fishing boats, retains all the fascination of the past ages and continues to enchant its visitors
In 1554 the unrivaled city of Monteriggioni was finally conquered by the Florentine army. This attempt, however, was only possible after the betrayal of Captain Zeti, whose soul still lies in the village ...
The Malaspina Castle of Fosdinovo, known as the residence of the dynasty that for centuries dominated the territory of Lunigiana, is actually a place of legends and mysteries
The unpredictable end of a non-wedding day. In the small village of Sorso, Sardinia, an abandoned bride decided not to waste a celebration day.. and a refreshment, still waiting for them.
The most beautiful woman in the Casentino who has caused dozens of victims in the whole Arezzo area with its charm.
Today we will unveil the legend that lurks around the rock of tears of Brolo Castle, in which the protagonists of are the beautiful princess Maria and her beloved.
The artificial basin of Brugneto is the largest lake in Liguria, and, besides the providing the water needs of the city, it hides mysterious stories of villages and legends
Discovering the origin of the name Fiumalbo, one of the most beautiful Italian hamlets in the Modena hinterland, deriving from the union of Latin and local dialect.
How the interpretation of a word can change legends through the centuries
This tiny village is populated by only four people and all single men
'Sa decompresses Predi Antiogu, de Masuddas' the satirical poem that made Masullas village, Sardinia, famous all over the world
In the province of Varese, near the towns of Maccagno with Pino and Veddasca, there is a lake that overlooks Lake Maggiore.
A story still handed down to the children of the Bergamasque village that tells of a brigand from the past.
Six producers of the famous wine tell the story of the Barolo during the harvest period.
Barolism is our tribute to a wine and territory that is unique the world over.
Italian villages are natural sceneries for arthouse masterpieces. From north to south, here are some location used for famous movies or by great directors, from Borghetto to Sabbioneta, from Savoca to Tremosine and even more.
When literature meets the traditional cuisine of Italian villages.