In this short article, we have collected some advice from our previous articles about villages to visit in Italy. Specifically, in this article you will learn about the villages that we recommend you visit in Tuscany and Lazio during this year.
Tuscany is a region very famous for its medieval villages and historic towns. Here are some of my recommendations:
- San Gimignano – This village is located in the hills of Tuscany and is known for its famous medieval towers. You will be able to stroll its cobbled streets and admire the historic architecture, museums and churches.
- Montalcino – This medieval city is located in a wine area famous for the production of Brunello di Montalcino. You will be able to taste delicious local delicacies and visit its castles, churches and museums.
- Pienza – This village is known for its Renaissance architecture and for its pecorino cheese. You will be able to admire the Palazzo Piccolomini, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the beautiful view of the Tuscan countryside.
- Cortona – Situated on the hill above the Val di Chiana, Cortona is a medieval town full of history and culture. You will be able to visit the Museum of the Etruscan Academy and the Palazzo Comunale and stroll through its cobbled streets.
The best months to visit these villages are spring and autumn, when the climate is mild and the days are longer. In spring, you can enjoy the beauty of the countryside in bloom, while in autumn the colors of nature become very intense. However, summer is a very busy season in Tuscany, so if you want to avoid the crowds, you might consider visiting these villages in spring or autumn.
Here are the villages in Tuscany that we recommend this year
Pienza, the ideal city in the heart of Val D’Orcia, a village to visitPienza, the “ideal city” is located in the heart of the Val D’Orcia, near Siena, in Tuscany, it is not far from the other two important centers of the valley, San Quirico d’Orcia e Castiglione d’Orcia. In 1996, its historic center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It… [Continua a leggere]
Scopri di più su questa storia / Photo Simone Antonazzo
Monteriggioni, the “gateway to the Middle Ages” on the Via FrancigenaMonteriggioni is a medieval village located in Tuscany, Italy. It is famous for its walls and towers. The village was built in the 12th century to defend itself against invasions by enemy armies. Today it is a popular tourist spot for its historic buildings and… [Continua a leggere]
Scopri di più su questa storia / Photo Alessandro Chiarini (da Enit.it)
Pitigliano, the “Tuff Fortress” on a volcanic rock spur – VIDEOThe village of Pitigliano in the province of Grosseto in Tuscany. It sprouted in an artistically orderly way on the tuff from a rocky volcanic outcrop that dominates the surrounding town. Its hilltop location is spectacular as it is surrounded by deep gorges on three… [Continua a leggere]
Scopri di più su questa storia / Photo Viaggiando Italia
Lazio is an Italian region full of ancient villages, each with its own history and charm. Here are some of the most beautiful villages and why they are worth a visit:
- Civita di Bagnoregio: This village, located on a hill in the province of Viterbo, is famous for its beauty and panoramic position. It can only be reached via a pedestrian bridge and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Calcata: This medieval village, located on top of a tufa promontory in the province of Viterbo, is famous for its winding streets, its stone buildings and its many artists and craftsmen who have made it a place of great cultural interest.
- Sermoneta: This village, located in the province of Latina, is famous for its castle and towers, as well as for its ancient streets and architecture. It is an ideal place to discover the medieval history of Lazio and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding countryside.
- Anagni: This village, located in the province of Frosinone, is famous for its cathedral and its town hall, both rich in art and history. It is also famous for being the birthplace of Pope Boniface VIII.
- Subiaco: This village, located in the province of Rome, is famous for its monastery of San Benedetto and for the Grotta di San Benedetto, where the saint lived as a hermit. It is an ideal place to discover the spirituality and history of Christianity.
In general, visiting the villages of Lazio means immersing yourself in Italian history and culture, discovering the hidden treasures of these ancient cities and enjoying their architectural and scenic beauty. Furthermore, many of these villages offer delicious local cuisine and the possibility of participating in traditional festivals and events, making the experience even more unforgettable.
Here are the villages of Lazio that we recommend this year
What to do during a visit to Civita di Bagnoregio? Here some tipsWhat to do during a visit to Civita di Bagnoregio? Civita di Bagnoregio is a city in the province of Viterbo, , known for its extraordinary landscape and for its history. When you visit Civita di Bagnoregio, there are several activities you can do to… [Continua a leggere]
Scopri di più su questa storia / Photo Alessio da Pixabay
Hai già visitato Anagni, la “Città dei Papi”? Cosa visitare?Anagni è nota come La città dei Papi per aver dato i natali a quattro pontefici (Innocenzo III, Alessandro IV, Gregorio IX e Bonifacio VIII). In particolare il nome di Anagni, nel Lazio, è legato alle vicende di Papa Bonifacio VIII e all’episodio noto come Lo Schiaffo di Anagni. Anagni è… [Continua a leggere]
Scopri di più su questa storia / Anagni la città dei Papi. Photo Bruno Bartolomucci
Borgo di Marta, a small jewel on the shores of Lake BolsenaMarta is a village located in the province of Viterbo, in Lazio, on the shores of Lake Bolsena. It is known for its ancient history and archaeological sites, including the Etruscan Necropolis of Marta and the Sanctuary of Santa Cristina. This latter is an important… [Continua a leggere]
Scopri di più su questa storia / Marta, Lago di Bolsena. Photo Alessandra Alessandrucci
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