Castelmezzano (159)
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The most beautiful hilltop villages and mountainside villages around the world.

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Altomonte (14) Santa Maria della Consolazione
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Altomonte8 photos

Altomonte is a municipality in the province of Cosenza, in the region of Calabria. The city was first called Braal, then Bragalla, Bragallum, …

Furore (16)
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Amalfi Coast192 photos

The Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana), on the south of Naples, extends from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east.

Arsoli (72)
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Arsoli26 photos

Arsoli, in the province of Rome, dates back to the 11th century and has nice narrow ancient streets, a medieval centre still preserved, as well as a…

Bagnoregio (298)
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Bagnoregio65 photos

Bagnoregio is located about 90 km north-west of Rome and about 28 km north of Viterbo. Anciently it was called Novempagi and Balneum Regium, whence…

Brienza (50)
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Brienza78 photos

Brienza, is a town in the southern Italian region of Basilicata.

Bundi (257) Taragarh Fort
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Bundi68 photos

Bundi, is a city in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan state in north-west India. It is of particular architectural note for its ornate forts, palaces,…

Calcata (184)
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Calcata98 photos

Calcata, in the Province of Viterbo, is located 50 km north of Rome over the valley of the Treja River. In the 1930s, the fortified centre was…

Caprarola (94)
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Caprarola38 photos

The Palazzo Farnese located in the medieval village of Caprarola was designed by Vignola and built between 1559 and 1575. It takes its pentagonal…

Castelmezzano (159)
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Castelmezzano38 photos

Castelmezzano origins’ are dated to the 7th century BC. In the 19th century, it was an ideal refuge for many bandits due to its own territorial…

Cervara di Roma (94)
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Cervara di Roma58 photos

Cervara di Roma, located about 50 km east of Rome, was founded by Benedictine Monks in the 8th or 9th century. The historic centre of Cervara, this…

Church village of Wamberg (56)
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Church village of Wamberg12 photos

The church village of Wamberg is part of the municipality of Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Upper Bavaria) at 996 m. The place is on the north side of the …

Craco (534)
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Craco228 photos

Craco, an abandoned Italian village located in the region of Basilicata and the province of Matera, was called the area “Grachium” which means “from…

Farnese (4)
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Farnese60 photos

Farnese in the Province of Viterbo is located about 100 km north-west of Rome and about 35 km north-west of Viterbo and is the origin of the…

Ferrandina (87)
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Ferrandina116 photos

Ferrandina is a town in the province of Matera, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata, famous for producing the highest level of quality …

Ios (296) Chora
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Ios46 photos

Ios (Ίος) is a hilly island with cliffs down to the sea on most sides, situated halfway between Naxos and Santorini. The Port of Ios (Gialos) is at…

Labro (134)
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Labro44 photos

Labro, a municipality in the Italian region Latium, is located about 70 km north-east of Rome and about 15 km north-west of Rieti.

Licenza (134)
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Licenza16 photos

Licenza is a village located about 40 km north-east of Rome.

Matera (52)
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Matera346 photos

Matera, a town in the region of Basilicata, is perched on the edge of a small canyon eroded by the Gravina. The lower Sassi (caves) district is…

Meteora (1451)
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Meteora108 photos

The Metéora (Μετέωρα), lit. “middle of the sky”, “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above”, is one of the largest and most important…

Monte Sant’Angelo (181)
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Monte Sant’Angelo132 photos

Monte Sant’Angelo is a town in Puglia, about 15 km north of Manfredonia, on the southern slopes of Monte Gargano. Between 1081 and 1103, Monte

Morano Calabro (44)
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Morano Calabro34 photos

Morano Calabro is a town in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. It inspired one of Escher’s obsessive, dreamlike…

Olevano Romano (67)
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Olevano Romano24 photos

Olevano Romano is a municipality located about 45 km east of Rome. It is the birthplace of the composer Giovanni Gentile.

Oria (159)
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Oria44 photos

Oria, a town in the Apulia region, was founded by the Messapians sometime after the abortive siege of the Sicanian city Camicus. Between 217 and 84…

Ostuni (655)
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Ostuni172 photos

Ostuni, with its citadel build on the top of a hill, is still fortified with the ancient walls. It is reputed as an architectural jewel, and is…

Patmos (309) Monastery of Saint John the Theologian
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Patmos210 photos

Patmos (Πάτμος) is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea, one of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese complex. The highest point is Profitis

Patrica (178)
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Patrica40 photos

Patrica is a village in the Italian region Lazio, located about 70 km south-east of Rome and about 10 km south-west of Frosinone. It is part of …

Pentidattilo (4)
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Pentidattilo38 photos

Pentidattilo is an abandoned village in the Italian Calabria region.

Pietrapertosa (104)
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Pietrapertosa26 photos

Pietrapertosa is a town in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. Pietrapertosa is inside the Park of Gallipoli

Pisticci (129)
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Pisticci52 photos

Pisticci is a town in the province of Matera known for its Rioni.

Pitigliano (101)
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Pitigliano66 photos

Pitigliano is a town located about 80 km south-east of Grosseto. The quaint old town is known as the little Jerusalem, for the historical presence…

Polino (9)
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Polino30 photos

Polino, a village in the Italian region Umbria, is located about 70 km south-east of Perugia and about 15 km east of Terni.

Rivello (3)
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Rivello4 photos

Rivello is a town in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.

Rocca Imperiale (264)
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Rocca Imperiale92 photos

Rocca Imperiale is a village situated on a rise about 200 m above sea level in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. It…

Rocchette (221)
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Rocchette32 photos

Rocchette is a village located in the heart of Sabina in the Lazio. A few kilometres from the border with Umbria, the twin strongholds of Rocchette

Romagnano al Monte (346)
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Romagnano al Monte132 photos

Romagnano al Monte is a village at the borders of Campania with Basilicata. It was destroyed in the Irpinia earthquake of 1980 and rebuilt a few…

San Vito Romano (139)
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San Vito Romano16 photos

San Vito Romano, a municipality in the Italian region Latium, is located about 40 km east of Rome.

Santorini (294) Oia
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Santorini200 photos

Santorini (Σαντορίνη), classically Thera, and officially Thira, is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and…

Sant’Agata de’ Goti (317)
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Sant’Agata de’ Goti126 photos

Sant’Agata dei Goti in the Province of Benevento in the Italian region Campania, is located about 35 km north-east of Naples near the Monte Taburno.…

Scanno (80)
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Scanno22 photos

Scanno is a town with alleys and narrow streets in the province of L’Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.

Sorano (22)
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Sorano30 photos

Sorano is a town in the province of Grosseto, southern Tuscany. It has an ancient medieval hill town hanging from a tuff stone over the Lente River. …

Toffia (272)
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Toffia38 photos

Toffia is a village in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Lazio, located about 40 km north-east of Rome and about 25 km south-west of Rieti.

Tolfa (30)
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Tolfa31 photos

Tolfa is a town of the Province of Rome. It is the main centre in the Tolfa Mountains, an extinct volcanic group between Civitavecchia and the Lake

Vallo di Nera (37)
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Vallo di Nera76 photos

Vallo di Nera is a village in the region Umbria, located about 60 km south-east of Perugia.

Vico del Gargano (338)
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Vico del Gargano86 photos

Vico del Gargano is a village in the region Puglia and is part of the Parco Nazionale del Gargano. Vico del Gargano is also famous for the number of…

Vitorchiano (446)
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Vitorchiano112 photos

Vitorchiano is a village in the Latium, located about 70 km north-west of Rome and about 7 km north-east of Viterbo.

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