Away from the bustling cities, Italy is even more beautiful!
Have you ever visited any medieval or ancient Italian village? You would be really impressed and astounded by the beauty of some little towns in the suburbs. Our tour designers hand picked 5 of these pearls just for you. If you are not coming to Italy for the first time our selection of hidden gems Luxury tours in Italy are probably the perfect choice for you. Our experts can really help you and show you some of the most unknown but at the same time beautiful villages of our country!
But now it's time to start our journey with the first village: Civita di Bagnoregio.
Civita di Bagnoregio, is located in central Italy, precisely in the Province of Viterbo. This small town was founded by the Etruscans approximately 2,500 years ago and it owes its celebrity to the suggestive geographical location and its medieval architecture. Civita di Bagnoregio is also known as “il paese che muore”, or in English “the town that is dying” and there is a specific reason for that. The town is in real fact perched on the top of a hill formed by friable volcanic tuff, which has been eroding and collapsing year by year, leaving the village isolated and connected to the Comune Bagnoregio just by a narrow bridge.
Hence, Civita dominates the Tiber river valley and offers a spectacular and unique view on its surroundings!
Another incredible little village, in Northern Italy, is Borghetto, in the municipal district of Valeggio sul Mincio. It is a tiny town characterized by medieval defensive walls and loads of water mills, due to the flow of the river Mincio throughout the whole village.
Furthermore, what’s interesting is also the fortified dam of Visconti bridge, which is 650 m. long and 25 m. wide, and allows locals and tourists a romantic stroll in a warm atmosphere.
If these villages haven’t convinced you yet, then it’s time to talk about Canale di Tenno.
Canale is a medieval village situated between Lake Garda and the Alps, and it is considered an open-air museum thanks to its rural, ancient, and nearly untouched architecture. Easily accessible from the historical centre of Canale di Tenno is Lake Tenno, with splendid crystal-clear waters.
Furthermore, Manarola, another small village in Northern Italy, in the province of La Spezia, has very old origins and boasts a breathtaking scenario directly on the rocks. It is in fact situated on a sharp promontory and at the top of it there’s the square with a Gothic Church and the bell tower.
Ultimately, another stunning Italian village, which is worth listing, is the famous Positano, in Campania.
The small town is nestled in Southern Italy, on the well-known Amalfi Coast, and it is today an attractive destination for millions of tourists. Particular are its steep streets and the pale pink houses tumbling down to the sea.
Once you’ve been there, you will never wish to leave!