Tag Archives: Italian Villages

Village Walks: Pacentro In Abruzzo, Central Italy (4K)

Pacentro is a comune of 1,279 inhabitants of the province of L’Aquila in Abruzzo, Italy. It is a well-preserved historic medieval village located in central Italy, several kilometers from the City of Sulmona about 170 kilometres east of Rome. Pacentro has been nominated as one of the “Borghi più belli d’Italia”.

Video timeline: 0:00 – [Drone intro] 2:00 – [Walking tour begins / Piazza Umberto I] 3:20 – [Historical centre entrance / Via Santa Maria Maggiore] 9:40 – [Church of St.Marcello and Pope Celestino V Painting *closed*⛪☀️] 11:30 – [Via Santa Maria Maggiore] 14:40 – [Piazza del Popolo] 15:30 – [Church of Santa Maria della Misericordia – *tour inside*⛪☀️] 21:45 – [Largo del Mulino and Festivals of Pacentro] 25:25 – [📋Brief history📋] 30:00 – [Via del Colle] 34:17 – [Scorciatoia del Castello] 38:00 – [Castle Cantelmo-Caldora – *tour inside*🏰☀️] 44:00 – […Inside the tower…] 44:35 – [View from above and church bells sounds⛺☕️] 50:20 – […tour of the castle continues…] 53:50 – [Inside the main hall] 55:18 – [… Say Hi to Luna!…] 55:40 – […tour continues…] 58:00 – [Via del Colle] 1:02:50 – [Via Guardiola] 1:03:50 – [Panorama on the valley⛺] 1:06:30 – [Unexpected painting] 1:08:50 – [Piazza del Popolo]

Village Walks: Greccio In Lazio, Central Italy (4K)

Greccio is an old hilltown and comune of the province of Rieti in the Italian region of Lazio, overhanging the Rieti valley on a spur of the Monti Sabini, a sub-range of the Apennines.

Greccio was founded, according to tradition, by a Greek colony or family, who fled or exiled from their homeland following wars and destruction who fell in love with the amenity of the place and the comfort of natural defense it offered, and settled there. Hence the name Greece, Grece, Grecce and finally Greccio. The first certain information dates back to the 10-11th century. when the fragmentary possessions of the Abbey of Farfa were reunited and the fortification of the curtis proceeded. The Benedictine monk Gregorio da Catino (1062-1133) refers to the locality of Greccio (curte de Greccia) in his work “Regesto Farfense”.

Village Walks: Allerona In Umbria, Central Italy (4K)

A walking tour in 𝗔𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗮, region 𝐔𝐦𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐚, central Italy, province of Terni, a small town of about 1.700 inhabitants a town included in “the most beautiful towns of Italy” official list.

Video timeline: 0:00 – [Drone intro] 2:05 – [Walking tour begins / Piazza Attilio Lupi] 3:20 – [Porta del Sole / “Sun” Gate] 4:20 – […walking in the narrow alleys…] 11:00 – [Panorama on the countryside⛺] 12:42 – [Brief History📋☀️] 18:30 – [Piazza S.Maria] 22:00 – [Church of St.Maria Assunta – *tour inside*⛪☀️] 27:00 – [Water cistern] 28:00 – […walking in the narrow alleys…] 30:00 – [Porta della Luna / “Moon” Gate] 32:30 – […walking in the narroa alleys…] 40:00 – [Piazza S.Maria] 41:20 – [Park⛺] 42:40 – [Beautiful engraved message☀️] 43:44 – [Museum of Geological Cicles] 45:00 – [Church of St.Micahel Archangel and exhibition of sacred art – *tour inside*⛪☀️] 49:00 – […walking…]

Village Walks: Pitigliano In Tuscany, Italy (4K)

Carved from volcanic stone, the town of Pitigliano is ocated south of Montepulciano, and not too far from the thermal mineral waters of Bagno San Filippo. 

The cliffs of Pitigliano, Sovana and Sorano protected the remains of the many peoples who called the Fiora Valley, and its protective peaks, their homes since 2300 BC.

Walking Tour: Sovana In Tuscany, Italy (4K)

Sovana is a one street town with an intriguing Romanesque Cathedral. A stone’s throw from the most impressive Etruscan necropolis in Tuscany, Italy. It’s one of the most picturesque villages in the region.

Sovana lies just a few kilometres from Pitigliano, at the southern end of Tuscany. It doesn’t take long to see the town, but it leaves a lasting impression nonetheless. It’s one of the tufa towns and highlights of the Maremma.

Village Walks: Tellaro In Liguria, Northwest Italy

Tellaro is a small fishing village, perched on a cliff on the east coast of the Gulf of La Spezia in Liguria, northern Italy. It is a frazione of the comune of Lerici. It has been rated as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy Tellaro has been the destination for many Italian and foreign artists.

Village Walks: Varenna On Lake Como In Italy (4K)

Varenna is a comune on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 kilometres north of Milan and about 20 kilometres northwest of Lecco. Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied with the commune of Milan. 

Village Walks: Villalago – Central Italy (4K Video)

Villalago, located 25 km south of Sulmona, in the Abruzzo region of L’Aquila, arose in the 11th century for Christian and Benedictine inspiration, finding in San Domenico Abate the founder of the monastery of San Pietro il Lago, in the upper Sagittario valley. At its foundation the monastery was endowed by the Lords of those lands, the counts of Valva, with goods and privileges and attracted settlers from all over, who settled, under the monks, in several villas in the Valle de Lacu, so called for the its five lakes. Over time, to ensure a valid defense, they perched on Mount Argoneta, where some Lombard towers already stood, and the new village took the name of Villalago. In 1479 the monastery was abandoned by the Benedictines and the Villalaghesi “no longer colonists, they became a body of the University, with independent possessions” (Antinori, chorography of Villalago). And under the motto of “Universitas contra omnes”, they fought victoriously against the Belprato Counts of Antwerp and against others who aimed to take over the entire Valle de Lacu.

Video timeline: 0:00 – [Drone intro] 2:00 – [Walking tour begins / Piazza Celestino Lupi] 3:28 – [St.Mary of Loreto church☀️] 5:09 – […walking in the old town…] 10:36 – [Via Buccini] 16:44 – [Church of St.Michael – closed☀️] 18:00 – [Brief history of the town☀️] 24:00 – [Via Iafolla] 33:25 – [Old Castle of Villalago] 38:42 – [Church of the Madonna Addolorata – tour inside☀️] 41:00 – […descending…] 48:00 – [Via Ernesto Grossi] 50:30 – [Piazza Celestino Lupi]