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When villages tell about themselves

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

Giovinazzo, a story that embraces the sea

Puglia, a land of villages and marine beauties.

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

Plataci, where murals tell the past

A small town where the culture of ancient Italian Arberia is still protected.

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.

Civita, land of the Calabrese arberia

A thought of beauty after the Raganello tragedy

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

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.

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.

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.

Tricarico, between the history of the Saracens and the poetry of the peasants

Also a sumptuous diocesan museum

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.

Recipe: Brodetto di Caorle, the treasures of the sea in the village of Caorle

It is so exquisite that it has received international recognition. Imaginative and fanciful, it changes its flavor according to the catch and every time it intrigues as it is at the first taste

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Irpinia: three castles, three villages

A ride in Irpinia among Lauro, Gesualdo and Montemiletto

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

With the fracchie the passion in the Gargano lights up

A tradition that is renewed in San Marco in Lamis

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.

Castronuovo di Sant'Andrea, the great art that you do not expect

In the province of Potenza an original museum of Graphics

That elegant Lecce village in the name of poetry

Lucugnano, the verses of Girolamo Comi still live here

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

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.

Montalto Uffugo: the unfinished village

An unaware village and its incomplete richness.

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.