WTI Magazine #73    2015 November 27Author : I borghi più belli d'Italia      Translation by:   Hanging between the peaks of Gran Sasso and Tirino Valley, a miracle of stone takes its form right before our eyes: it is Castel del Monte, represented by a big bell tower. Here, the time of memory is sweeter then elsewhere and it materializes itsel...

  WTI Magazine #80    2016 June 17Author : I borghi più belli d'Italia      Translation by:   Perched on a wall of peaks and pinnacles amid a fantastic rocky landscape, Castelmezzano has preserved its original medieval conformation. It is in fact a cluster of concentric houses set in a terraced rocky hollow, with roofs tiled with sheets of sands...

  WTI Magazine #76    2016 February 15Author : I borghi più belli d'Italia      Translation by:   As we approach Vernazza from the sea, its small piazza seems to slowly open its arms to greet us. We come ashore, and the small harbor, where the Romans once came to take on board the famous Vernaccia amphorae, seems to close around us, sheltering u...

  WTI Magazine #64    2015 July, 10Author : I borghi più belli d'Italia      Translation by:   Dolores Prato wrote: "Treia shattered its history, the splinters sounded of broken echoes... the biggest pieces were used as building material, they also built the steps that climb up to the bell tower of the Cathedral". Twenty five centuries of histor...

  WTI Magazine #79    2016 May 13Author : I borghi più belli d'Italia      Translation by:   The town sprung up along the Brennero road, the most important communication link between Italy and Germany. In spite of the construction of new residential areas, the layout of the town has remained more or less unaltered since the end of the 13th centu...

  WTI Magazine #74    2015 December 11Author : I borghi più belli d'Italia      Translation by:   It is impossible to capture in a few lines the pleasure of a visit to Asolo, a "rare town of houses that speak" (Manlio Brusatin). One can start from the central piazza, today named after Garibaldi, with its old fountain beneath the lion of St. Mark...

  WTI Magazine #84    2016 October 17Author : I borghi più belli d'Italia      Translation by:   Ricetto's fortification was built between the 13th century and the 14th century. This is the best preserved fortification of the whole Piemonte. It was used as a warehouse during the periods of peace and as a shelter during the wars. It is 110 meters...

  WTI Magazine #66    2015 August, 21Author : I borghi più belli d'Italia      Translation by:   The village is set against a chalky hill dominated by three selenite cliffs, upon which the Fortress, the Clock Tower, and the Sanctuary of Monticino stand. On the other side it was defended by two concentric lines of walls which can still be seen in...

  WTI Magazine #61    2015 May, 29Author : I borghi più belli d'Italia      Translation by:   Someone would be surprised to find that Volpedo is considered among the most beautiful towns in Italy. In fact, the country at first sight seems disordered, not very compact in its urban structure of the medieval imprint(still clearly visible) due to so...

  WTI Magazine #65    2015 July, 24Author : I borghi più belli d'Italia      Translation by:   The beauty of Atrani lies in the choreography of the beach around it and the intricate maze of houses, built practically on top of each other, that make it look like a nativity scene, especially at night with the lights glimmering. In the daytime, the...