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Village Walks: Admont – Central Austria (4K Video)

Admont is a town in the Austrian state of Styria. It is historically most notable for Admont Abbey, a monastery founded in 1074. Gesäuse National Park, in which Admont lies, is an area of outstanding beauty. The town is situated in the middle of the Ennstal Alps, in the valley of the Enns River. 

Swiss Tours: Medieval Town Of Gruyères (4K)

Gruyères is a medieval town in the Fribourg canton of Switzerland. It’s known for production of the cheese of the same name. The 13th-century Château de Gruyères is a hilltop fortress with a multimedia history show and ornate rooms. Inside the small St. Germain Castle, the H.R. Giger Museum shows artwork relating to the film “Alien.” The Tibet Museum displays Buddhist sculptures and ritual objects of the Himalayas. 

Village Walks: Sperlonga In Southern Italy (4K)

Sperlonga is a coastal town in the province of Latina, Italy, about halfway between Rome and Naples. It is best known for the ancient Roman sea grotto discovered in the grounds of the Villa of Tiberius containing the important and spectacular Sperlonga sculptures, which are displayed in a museum on the site.

Video timeline: 0:00 – [Drone intro] 2:00 – [Walking tour begins / Belvedere] 8:54 – [Freedom Square / Piazza della Libertà] 10:10 – […walking in the narrow alleys…] 13:00 – [Sea panorama through walls] 14:00 – […walking continues…] 18:48 – [Piazza della Libertà] 20:00 – […walking in the narrow alleys…] 26:15 – [Brief History☀️] 30:14 – [Church of St.Maria] 33:23 – [Murales remembering the saracens and the battles for Sperlonga☀️] 37:00 – […walking continues…] 54:23 – [Exit gate toward the sea] 57:00 – [Chapel of St.Rocco – 15th century] 1:00:00 – [Piazza Fontana] 1:05:21 – [Water Spring square] 1:07:00 – [Walking toward the Truglia Tower] 1:11:30 – [Tower Truglia☀️] 1:15:00 – [Descending to the port] 1:20:00 – [10 minutes of ambience sound of Sperlonga and its port]

Village Walks: Cisternino In Southeastern Italy (4K)

Cisternino is a comune in the province of Brindisi in Apulia, on the coast of south-eastern Italy, approximately 50 kilometres north-west of the city of Brindisi. Its main economic activities are tourism, the growing of olives and grapes, and dairy farming. 

Video timeline: 0:00 – [Drone intro] 2:00 – [Walking tour begins / Corso Umberto I] 3:40 – [Brief history of the town☀️] 6:45 – [Belvedere of Piazza Marconi] 7:40 – [Via Manzoni] 10:30 – [Villa Garibaldi park] 11:55 – [Torre Grande (“Big Tower”)☀️] 12:50 – [St.Nicolas Church☀️] 19:12 – […walking in the old town…] 20:40 – [Piazza Vittorio Emanuele] 23:00 – [Church of St.Lucia☀️] 25:15 – […walking continues…] 42:00 – [Porta Piccola (“small gate”)] 43:40 – […walking continues…] 1:00:23 – [Piazza Pellegrino Rossi] 1:04:00 – […walking continues…] 1:06:30 – [Southern Gate] 1:08:00 – [Via Manzoni]

Village Walks: Ostuni – Southeastern Italy (4K)

Ostuni is a city in Italy’s Apulia region that’s known for its whitewashed old town. Ostuni Cathedral combines Gothic, Romanesque and Byzantine elements, while the arched Porta San Demetrio is one of 2 remaining medieval gates. The Civic Museum and Archaeological Park houses Ostuni 1, the skeleton of a woman from Paleolithic times. Northwest of town is the Santuario di Sant’Oronzo complex, with a triumphal arch. 

Walks: Xiasi Ancient Town On Qingjiang River, China

Xiasi Ancient Town is located in Majiang County , Qiandongnan Miao-Dong Autonomous Prefecture of Guizhou Province. Sitting on the bank of Qingjiang River, Xiasi Ancient Town is a well-protected water town with ancient jetty which was once an important stop on the Tea-Horse Ancient Road in ancient time

Video timeline: 0:00 Intro 0:57 Walking In the Xiasi Ancient Town 31:39 The Riverside 43:11 The Special moments 47:17 Kaili High Speed Train Station

What to see?

Xiasi Ancient Town ,a home of Miao, Yaolao and She ethnic minorities, attrscts tourists because of its beautiful natural scenery, cultural & historic attractions. The major must-see places are Yangming Academy, Huangmu Museum, Ziku Pagoda, and Lusheng Square. Houses and buildings in the ancient town were built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911), which are preserved well with South China’s architecture style. Walking around the town, you can enjoy the view of Qingjiang River that will make you have an amazing trip. The beauty of the old town is simple but it is a pleasant experience. Stopping between the bridges on the riverside, thinking about the ancient times, sharing this relaxation with colleagues and friends, and adding a leisurely pleasure to the stressful work, is a wonderful enjoyment. The old town of Xiasi was built on the Qingshui River. The old town was very old, and now it has been renovated by the government. It is a bridge. First, it is the huge archway of Xiasi ancient town, with four big words, “Xiasi ancient town” standing.

Walks: Alberobello In Southeastern italy (4K)

Alberobello is a town in Italy’s Apulia region. It’s known for its trulli, whitewashed stone huts with conical roofs. The hilltop Rione Monti district has hundreds of them. The 18th-century Trullo Sovrano is a 2-level trulli. Furniture and tools at the Museo del Territorio Casa Pezzolla re-create life in the trulli as it was centuries ago. Southwest of town is the Casa Rossa, a WWII internment camp. 

Village View: Clerkenwell In Northern London

‘Clerkenwell was right outside the London city walls, but close enough to it, so was ideal for monasteries. With four or five in the area, people came to serve them, shops opened and you had quite a nice little village.’

Carla Passino June 14, 2021

A medieval well lies hidden inside a brick office block on Farringdon Lane. It may look a little more than a hole in the ground, but it’s from there that Clerkenwell came to life.

‘The parish clerks from the City of London would come to perform plays and read from the Bible and, because they gathered around this particular well, it became known as the well of the Clerks,’ explains Mark Aston, local-history manager for Islington Council, under which authority Clerkenwell falls. ‘It’s not only water that sprung from it, but Clerkenwell’s name itself.’

Read full article in Country Life Magazine