Tag Archives: Hilltop Towns

Italian Village Walks: Civitavecchia di Arpino

A walking tour in ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ผ, region ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ถ๐—ผ, center Italy, province of Frosinone, a small town of about ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€ The birth of the first settlement on today’s Arpinian territory can be traced back to the Volsci. However, dating is difficult. Some scholars fix its birth around the 7th-6th century. BC, others, however, around the middle of the 4th century. B.C. Beyond Arpino there are several cities founded in the Ciociaria area by this ancient population. That of the Volsci was a population that lived above all on agriculture and pastoralism, but it was also very warlike. The wars with Rome are proof of this. The choice to build the first settlement on such high ground was due to defensive objectives. In fact, that of the Volsci was not the only population in central Italy and Marsi and Sanniti were among the most dangerous. It is for this reason that huge cyclopean (or polygonal) walls were erected to defend what would become Civitavecchia di Arpino, still visible today.

Walking Tour: Anghiari – Northern Italy (4K Video)

Anghiari is a hill town and municipality in the Province of Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy. Bordering comuni include Arezzo, Pieve Santo Stefano and Subbiano.ย 

TIMELINE: 00:00 World Map intro 00:22 Piazza IV Novembre – Teatro & Fallen Monument 01:40 Galleria Girolamo Magi 02:28 Piazza Baldaccio d’Anghiari 04:24 Porta San Martino (Catorcio) 05:04 Via Taglieschi 06:00 Via della Torre and Clock Tower 06:19 tipical photography 06:35 Climbing up 08:59 little view and downstairs 10:51 Alley of the Poet 11:33 ..to Piazza Mameli 12:59 ..to Piazza del Popolo 13:59 Piazza del Popolo & Palazzo Pretorio 15:40 Via della Propositura 16:26 Panorama and crossing garden bar 17:26 return to the centre 19:19 first Church of Anghiari 19:57 get lost in the flowery streets ๐ŸŒธ 25:05 ..to the “Piana della Battaglia” view 27:56 Anghiari from below 28:22 little timelapse

Anghiari is located about 30 km from Arezzo, almost on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, in the so-called Tuscan Valtiberina. Anghiari is a small medieval jewel set on a gravel hill accumulated over the centuries due to the passage of the Tiber river, which until the mid-1200s flowed at the foot of the city.

Walks: ‘Collepardo In Central Italy’ (Video)

Collepardo is a small commune and town located in the Lazzio region in Italy in the province of Frosinone. The town is located close to Rome and Frosinone. The area of Collepardo is 25 sq. km and the population is close to 950.

Collepardo is not really a tourist destination; however, several people who visit Rome and Frosinone come to Collepardo as a day excursion. The economy of the town is based on agriculture and production of olive oil. The locals in town have a laid back lifestyle and the village like atmosphere is what attracts many people to Collepardo.

Views: ‘Monteriggioni, Montepulciano & San Minato’ In Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany is a region in central Italy. Its capital, Florence, is home to some of the worldโ€™s most recognizable Renaissance art and architecture, including Michelangeloโ€™s “David” statue, Botticelliโ€™s works in the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo basilica. Its diverse natural landscape encompasses the rugged Apennine Mountains, the island of Elbaโ€™s beaches on the Tyrrhenian Sea and Chiantiโ€™s olive groves and vineyards.ย 

*๐—ง๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป: ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ถ – ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ผ – ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ

Monteriggioni is a walled town in Tuscany, Italy, known for its medieval fortifications and watchtowers. The castle walls offer views of the surrounding Chianti region. The old town is accessed via the Porta Franca gate. Nearby are the Monteriggioni in Arme Museum, with replicas of ancient weapons, and the 13th-century Church of Santa Maria. To the east, Chianti Sculpture Park displays contemporary artworks.ย 

Montepulciano is a medieval hilltop town in Tuscany, Italy. Surrounded by vineyards, itโ€™s known for its vino nobile red wine. The Torre di Pulcinella is a clock tower topped by a figure of the Pulcinella, a commedia dellโ€™arte character. On the Piazza Grande is the 14th-century Palazzo Comunale, with a tower offering views of the surrounding countryside. Also here is the Duomo, with a huge triptych above its altar.

San Miniato is a town and comune in the province of Pisa, in the region of Tuscany, Italy. San Miniato sits at an historically strategic location atop three small hills where it dominates the lower Arno valley, between the valleys of Egola and Elsa rivers.ย 

Hilltop Villages: ‘Civita di Bagnoregio’, Italy (Video)

Civita di Bagnoregio is a hilltop village in central Italy. Itโ€™s accessed via a pedestrian bridge from the nearby ticket office in Bagnoregio village. The Porta Santa Maria gateway was built by the Etruscans. Founded in the 7th century, the Romanesque San Donato Church sits in the main square. Nearby is the Geological and Landslides Museum, whose exhibits document projects to shore up the village’s eroding hillside.ย 

Hilltop Town Walks: ‘Orvieto – Italy’ (4K Video)

Orvieto is a small city perched on a rock cliff in Umbria, Italy. Duomo di Orvieto, dating from 1290, has a mosaic facade and houses a marble Pietร  sculpture. The Pozzo di San Patrizio is a 16th-century well shaft with a double spiral staircase. An underground cave network attests to the cityโ€™s Etruscan roots. Artifacts from this era, like ceramics and bronze items, are on view at the National Archaeological Museum.

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โ–ผโ–ผVideo Timeline Linksโ–ผโ–ผ 0:00 Drone intro and Map 1:20 Walk begins at Porta Maggiore 4:43 Church of San Giovenale 7:11 Garden of San Giovenale 11:40 Palazzo Carvajal 16:02 Via Filippeschi 17:20 Piazza della Repubblica 18:16 Church of Sant’Andrea 25:13 Porta Romana 26:42 Southern Wall 32:41 Porta Maggiore 33:41 Via Cava 35:51 Pozzo (Well) della Cava 45:40 Piazza della Repubblica 50:21 Torre del Moro Orvieto 51:24 Via del Duomo 53:09 Duomo di Orvieto (Cathedral) 1:11:41 Back alley streets 1:15:35 Via del Duomo 1:18:13 Corso Cavour 1:27:16 Outdoor Market 1:28:48 The Albornoz Fortress 1:39:42 St. Patrick’s Well 1:50:44 Funicolare

This walk was filmed on July 25th, 2020.