Castelmezzano (136)
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Hilltop villages
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The most beautiful hilltop villages and mountainside villages around the world.

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List of sights
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Altomonte (14) Santa Maria della Consolazione
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Altomonte (IT)
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Altomonte is a municipality in the province of Cosenza, in the region of Calabria. The city was first called Braal, then Bragalla, Bragallum, Antifluvius

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Furore (16)
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Amalfi Coast (IT)
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The Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana), on the south of Naples, extends from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east.The towns lying on the …

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Arsoli (72)
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Arsoli (IT)
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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 castle, …

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Bagnoregio (298)
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Bagnoregio (IT)
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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 the …

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Brienza (50)
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Brienza (IT)
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Brienza, is a town in the southern Italian region of Basilicata.

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Bundi (257) Taragarh Fort
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Bundi (IN)
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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, and …

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Calcata (184)
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Calcata (IT)
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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 condemned …

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Caprarola (94)
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Caprarola (IT)
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The Palazzo Farnese located in the medieval village of Caprarola was designed by Vignola and built between 1559 and 1575. It takes its pentagonal shape …

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Castelmezzano (159)
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Castelmezzano (IT)
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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 placement …

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Cervara di Roma (94)
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Cervara di Roma (IT)
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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 small …

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Church village of Wamberg (56)
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Church village of Wamberg (DE)
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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 Wamberg saddle

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Craco (534)
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Craco (IT)
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Craco, an abandoned Italian village located in the region of Basilicata and the province of Matera, was called the area “Grachium” which means “from the …

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Farnese (4)
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Farnese (IT)
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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 influential …

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Ferrandina (87)
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Ferrandina (IT)
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Ferrandina is a town in the province of Matera, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata, famous for producing the highest level of quality Olive Oil

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Ios (296) Chora
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Ios (GR)
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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 the …

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Labro (134)
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Labro (IT)
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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.

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Licenza (134)
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Licenza (IT)
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Licenza is a village located about 40 km north-east of Rome.Spring of Bandusia, Orsini castle, Villa of Horace

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Matera (52)
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Matera (IT)
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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 divided …

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Meteora (1451)
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Meteora (GR)
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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 complexes of …

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Monte Sant’Angelo (181)
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Monte Sant’Angelo (IT)
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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 Sant’Angelo

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Morano Calabro (44)
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Morano Calabro (IT)
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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 architectural …

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Olevano Romano (67)
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Olevano Romano (IT)
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Olevano Romano is a municipality located about 45 km east of Rome. It is the birthplace of the composer Giovanni Gentile.

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Oria (159)
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Oria (IT)
44 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 BC the …

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Ostuni (655)
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Ostuni (IT)
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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 commonly …

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Patmos (309) Monastery of Saint John the Theologian
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Patmos (GR)
210 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 Ilias

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Patrica (178)
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Patrica (IT)
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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 Ciociaria

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Pentidattilo (4)
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Pentidattilo (IT)
38 Photos

Pentidattilo is an abandoned village in the Italian Calabria region.

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Pietrapertosa (104)
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Pietrapertosa (IT)
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Pietrapertosa is a town in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. Pietrapertosa is inside the Park of Gallipoli Cognato

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Pisticci (129)
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Pisticci (IT)
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Pisticci is a town in the province of Matera known for its Rioni.

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Pitigliano (101)
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Pitigliano (IT)
66 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 of a …

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Polino (9)
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Polino (IT)
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Polino, a village in the Italian region Umbria, is located about 70 km south-east of Perugia and about 15 km east of Terni.

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Rivello (3)
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Rivello (IT)
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Rivello is a town in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.

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Rocca Imperiale (264)
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Rocca Imperiale (IT)
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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 is dominated …

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Rocchette (221)
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Rocchette (IT)
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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 and …

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Romagnano al Monte (346)
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Romagnano al Monte (IT)
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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 kilometres …

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San Vito Romano (139)
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San Vito Romano (IT)
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San Vito Romano, a municipality in the Italian region Latium, is located about 40 km east of Rome.

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Sant’Agata de’ Goti (317)
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Sant’Agata de’ Goti (IT)
126 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. The …

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Santorini (294) Oia
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Santorini (GR)
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Santorini (Σαντορίνη), classically Thera, and officially Thira, is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is …

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Scanno (80)
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Scanno (IT)
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Scanno is a town with alleys and narrow streets in the province of L’Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.

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Sorano (22)
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Sorano (IT)
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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. Sorano

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Toffia (272)
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Toffia (IT)
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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.

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Tolfa (30)
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Tolfa (IT)
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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 of Bracciano

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Vallo di Nera (37)
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Vallo di Nera (IT)
76 Photos

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

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Vico del Gargano (338)
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Vico del Gargano (IT)
86 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 churches …

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Vitorchiano (446)
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Vitorchiano (IT)
112 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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