I borghi più belli d'Italia

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The history of Rocca Imperiale begins with the construction of the castle by Frederick II of Swabia between 1220 and 1225. The Borgo unfolds on the eastern part of the slope, just over 200 meters above sea level and a short distance from the Ionian Sea. The houses – whose architraves, cornices and shelves can be admired – gradually descend along th...

Climbing up the Pettorina Valley in the upper side of the Belluno province in Veneto and in the heart of the Dolomites, Sottoguda is the last village before Malga Ciapéla and the Marmolada Mountain. The borgo, which is part of the municipality of Rocca Pietore, extends from Punta Penia, Marmolada’s peak (3342 mt), up to the whole Val Pettorina and...

You can start your visit to the historical center, located in a panoramic position on two hills, from Porta Santa Croce, from the church of Santa Croce nearby and the picturesque small square that bears the same name. On the right, the church of Santa Chiara, built in the seventeenth century and renovated in 1702, overlooking the homonymous square....

Gangi rises amidst the fresh air of the Madonie Mounts, with its colored stone narrow houses, close to each other, and the majestic Etna in the background that, due to optical deception, seems very close. A great architectural and artistic heritage is preserved in this Borgo, among the medieval alleys of the old town centre in the upper side, such...

After travelling between the mountains and valleys of Bergamo and Brescia, suddenly after a bend you reach Lovere, a borgo which spreads narrow between lake and mountain and looks like a large amphitheater, with its fine palaces and buildings which for centuries have been a worthy setting and splendid crown to the Piazza del Porto. Piazza del Porto...

A borgo with a fascinating history, Capalbio, which over the years has achieved a national reputation derived from the excellent attendance of politicians, intellectuals, journalists and personalities of the showbiz, who have elected as “buen ritiro” the historic center and the countryside of Capalbio, by virtue of the beauty and quiet privacy of t...

There are old restructured stone houses along the narrow streets of this typical medieval borgo of the Apennine Mountain, surrounded by woods, where you can also find interesting rectangular rural stone buildings called   and with a straw cover. These constructions, perfectly set in the Apennine environment, are the consequence of the Celts passage...

The medieval borgo of Etroubles deserves particular attention. A walk through old cobblestone streets, beautiful fountains from which the fresh water coming from the Vélan mountain flows, recently restored old houses made in local stone with roof tiled with lose, the local slate, the bell tower and the nineteenth-century church with frescoes: the i...

You can start your visit from Piazza del Popolo, with the Church of San Sebastiano, one of the jewels of the Sicilian Baroque. It is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693, it has a spectacular staircase, a façade with three orders, the work of Mario Diamanti, and three naves.  In Corso Vittorio Emanuele,...

Located in a strategic position between the Marca di Ancona and the State of Urbino, the borgo of Corinaldo has its symbol in the imposing walls that have remained practically intact since the fifteenth century.  The entire wall circuit, 912 meters long, can be visited with a fascinating guided tour. The gates, the ramparts, the defense towers, the...

Palmanova represents one of the most successful models of “ideal fortress city” actually built: a real jewel for architecture, military – but not only – lovers.  Its star shape, with nine identical points, is in fact a hymn to urban perfection and symmetry. Two defensive lines were built, consisting of embankments supported by stones and bricks. Th...

Maruggio and the splendor of its landscape, dominated by mighty olive trees, and characterized by masserie (typical country houses of Apulia Region), votive chapels, majestic trulli and dry stone walls that run along the lush rows of vineyards where the Primitivo was born, fine wine from the unique harmony of colors, scents and flavors. The histori...