Brisighella and the Donkeys

Why Visiting Brisighella First because it is part of the “Most Beautiful Villages,” then because it is cute, lot of history, dates back to medieval times, and there is an intriguing story about donkeys! The town—a hamlet really—is located at the foot of three chalk pinnacles on which rest the 15th century Rocca Manfrediana, the […]

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Villages and History

Strassoldo Perhaps one of the best hamlets on the The most beautiful Village list. Strassoldo is one quiet place where I would want to just move there for the summer and nobody should bother me until September 30th.   It is a rare example of an ancient medieval village, extremely well preserved, and of unique charm. […]

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Cycling Among Poppies and Villas

Some Freedom at Last As restrictions are loosening–still with some limitations–the best way to enjoy the beautiful days of spring was to go for a bike ride.  Alpe-Adria Cycle Path The Alpe Adria Cycle Path is a beautiful bike trail that starts in Austria, Salzburg to be precise, then onto the Austrian-Italian border and on […]

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Reasons to Visit Pordenone

 Pordenone is a beautiful, modern, curious and fun city: it is also a beautiful historic center that you can walk on to be seduced by the elegance of the painted buildings and arcades, by the poetry of the frescoes that reveal the history of the city.  Pordenone is also the city that gave birth to […]

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Resilient Venzone

Venzone is on the list of the most beautiful villages, hence a place to see. Like all others, Venzone only has about 2000 habitants. A lovely village at the foot of the Alps, which gives it a stunning background to the houses. Venzone was declared National Monument in 1965 because it is a unique fortified […]

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Between Masserie & Olive Crops

It is difficult to tour Apuglia and make choices where to go, what to see, and what to skip because Apuglia has so much to offer, the sea, the towns, the architecture. To really see everything it’s probably necessary to visit more than once.  There are remarkable places that need to be mentioned (although I left […]

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Remembering Francesca in Gradara 🕍

Gradara is one of the “Most beautiful villages of Italy.” 🕍 Located in the Marche Region, it is really a lovely place to visit. The battlements of the castle can be seen from afar; the Gradara Castle is announced to the visitor with its grandeur. Gradara Castle is the protagonist of the landscape but as […]

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The Most Beautiful Villages

How to know where to go that is off the beating path, yet a must-see place, full of history and art. When looking for places beyond Florence, Venice, Naples that are outside the mainstream of the big tourist crowds, it is time to look up the “most beautiful villages.” Les Plus Beaux Villages De France […]

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