Exploring Italy’s beautiful hamlets

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The fact that Italy is one of the world’s most beautiful countries is not something new. Indeed, a part from being the motherland of pizza and home to the Ancient Roman Empire, Italy features some of the most stunning cities, hamlets and landscapes on Earth.

Since The Golden Scope’s purpose is to share with you—our readers—all about the most wonderful, fascinating and unknown travel destinations, today’s article focuses on local villages that are unknown by most people, including Italians.

Just see this article as a travel guide to all those places that haven’t been ruined by tourism yet. Next time you’re in Italy make sure you go visit at least one of the following hamlets to experience the true local atmosphere.

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Let’s now take a peek into Italy’s most beautiful, unknown and romantic hamlets. The following seven villages are hidden gems that must be visited at least once in a lifetime.

TENNO, TRENTO

Only few steps away from the beautiful lake Tenno, this village presents a medieval castle built right on top of the hill.

SPERLINGA, ENNA

This village is located in Enna, Sicily, and it is habited by a total of 869 people. The hamlet was built around 1000 B.C.

MONTONE, PERUGIA

Montone is situated in the Italian region of Umbria, about 35 km north of the city of Perugia. It is a walled medieval village with a small industrial and housing estate surrounding the walled town center.

MONTELUPONE, MACERATA

This stunning hamlet presents several historical attractions such as the Romanesque abbey of St. Firmanus, Palazzo del Podestà and Civic Tower, and many others.

CUTIGLIANO, PISTOIA

Custigliano is located in Tuscany, and it is 50 kilometres northwest of Florence. It was built around 1200.

CURTATONE, MANTOVA

Curtatone is located about 130 kilometres southeast of Milan. The village is characterized by medieval architectural features.

APRICALE, IMPERIA

Apricale has a population of 600 inhabitants, and it was first created during the Bronze Age. The buildings, however, belong to the medieval ages.

 

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