Places most travellers don’t know about


Written by Valentina Romano

As you all might know The Golden Scope’s philosophy is “exploring the strange fascinating and wonderful”, so to follow our motto we decided to come up with an article that describes the most beautiful and unknown places of our planet.

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This way we would explore wonderful and fascinating destinations that will surely capture your interest.

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From unknown restaurants hidden in the heart of a cave, to perfectly preserved and functioning ancient medieval towns, get ready to read all about the secret places that most travellers do not know about.

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As there are so many locations to feature, we did not want to limit ourselves to only old towns, or only hidden restaurants, so we came up with a list of different spots.

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All the following places might not have much in common with one another, but they all share one characteristic: even thou they are extremely fascinating, in terms of architecture, location or even cultural heritage, they are not so renowned. From this, we chose the title “Places most travellers don’t know about”.

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Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese, Polignano a Mare, Puglia, Italy
Ristorante Grotta Palazzese is a beautiful restaurant nestled in a thousand-year-old cave. Located in Polignano A Mare—a small town in the region of Puglia—Grotta Palazzese is definetly one of its kind, featuring.
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Albarracín, Spain
Albarracín is a Spanish village surrounded by picturesque stony hills. Even thou the town can be dated back to the medieval times, it’s medieval architecture is all very well preserved. Albarracín can be reached by car from Madrid.
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Valloria, Liguria, Italy
Valloria is a small town known as “il paese delle porte dipinte”, meaning the village with painted doors. Located in the region of Liguria in Italy, Valloria is the one and only town featuring colourful entrance doors. Every single building and home has a painted door.
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Bagan, Myanmar
Considered as one of the world’s most stunning temple sites, Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma (Myanmar). It hidden in a green valley, and it presents numerous Buddhist temples spread all around the area.
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