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The Italian unexplored breath-taking burgs

Each location can offer an exclusive experience not to miss

The Italian unexplored breath-taking burgs

Claudia Astarita

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Italy richness in beauties is not a secret, still there are some amazing places that are not yet well-known. It is certainly the case of several medieval burgs scattered on the territory.

First to be mentioned among the ones selected by the Italian daily Corriere della Sera is Castelvetro di Modena (Emilia Romagna), where tourists have the chance to visit the Levizzano Rangone Castle, along with the wineries, St. Michael Sanctuary and MusA, i.e. the Museum of Absurdities. Another charming burg in the same region is San Leo, characterized by a majestic tower, historical buildings and the cathedral overhanging a cliff.

Moving to Piedmont, Cannero Riviera stands out as a fascinating location, emerging around the small harbour on the Lago Maggiore. Absolutely not to miss is the cruise on the lake, the ethnographic museum, the secular press and the Frescos Square.

Liguria offers the suggestive Seborga, which became an independent principality in 1729 and up to now it claims its independence, having its own king, laws and currency. The venue offers a unique view on the gulf of the extreme West Liguria, the French Coast and the Maritime Alps.

Morano Calabro (Calabria) is attractive for is natural shape, i.e. a perfectly conic hill where intertwined houses are connected through small lanes and stairs recalling a real labyrinth.

Tuscany has also something special to offer, that is Casole D'Elsa. Its picturesque square ends up with a rectory, surrounded by aristocratic palaces, St. Mary Pieve and the charming "sculpture path".

Definitely must visit are also Mel (Veneto), Tingale and Gromo (Lombardy), Castelnuovo (Liguria), Ala (Trentino-Alto Adige), Fossanova (Lazio), Pietramontecorvino (Puglia), Visso (Marche), Gavoi (Sardinia), Etroubles (Aosta Valley), Frosolone (Molise), Fara San Marino (Abruzzo) and Cerreto Sannita (Campania).

We end up with beautiful Sicily, in particular with Petralia Sottana, which offers a number of artistic attractions (such as its churches and works of art inside from the 17th century) as well as the natural splendours of the Regional Madonie Park.

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