6 Charming and Historic Italian “Borghi’s”…
Small Italian villages – that will whisk your cares away with breathtaking views and romantic scenery. The “borghi” described as “jewels frozen in time”, Escape into one of these hillside Italian getaway’s.
Still standing is a 13th-century Romanesque cathedral called Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and a massive castle.Located nearby is the the Cistercian Valvisciolo Abbey and the churches of San Giuseppe (mainly 16th century) andSan Michele (mainly 12th century). Scenes of the 2007 film Silk featuring Keira Knightley were filmed in Sermoneta.
San Leo, Emilia-Romagna:
This ancient city, on the countryside of Romagna, is located on enormous rocky outcroppings that are impossible to scale from any direction. You will be enamored by Romanesque buildings like the cathedral and tower, and several Renaissance buildings like the Medici Palace, which houses the elegant Museum of Sacred Art.
Sermoneta, Lazio at night. Image from italymagazine.com
Etroubles, Valle D’Aosta:
Dating back to the 12th century Roman times, a picturesque town and commune in the Aosta Valley region of northwestern Italy. Still standing are a 12th century bell tower from a 15th century Romanesque church and a medieval watchtower built in the 12th century on Roman foundlings.
Declared in 1998 a World Heritage Site by ‘ UNESCO . this city is located within the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano. The town of Castellabate extends mainly on the Tyrrhenian coast and sights include two villas and a castle.
At an elevation of 850 meters, you will take in breath taking views of the entire coastline. Located in the Province of Reggio Calabria, with its rich history, natural beauties, gorgeous views, its monuments, palazzi and its ancient Greek dialect, traveling to location is a must.
Gangi’s origins have been linked to the ancient Greek city of Engyon; traces of Roman presence were found with the archaeological excavations under the Abbey of Gangivecchio. Sights include the Castle of the Ventimiglia, which sits on the highest part of Mount Marone, built probably in the 14th century. It was the seat of the county lords.several palaces and churches from the Middle Ages.
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