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The 20 Most Beautiful Medieval Villages in Southern Italy

Full of charms, medieval villages enchant their visitors! We have prepared a special list of the 20 most beautiful in southern Italy!

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The 20 Most Beautiful Medieval Villages in Southern Italy

“Small, but with great historical and cultural value!”, This is how we can define the medieval villages of southern Italy, one is more impressive than the other and we have gathered the 20 most beautiful in this post! Let’s go to our Post of the day: The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in Southern Italy! Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patriciayou make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

Introduction

Full of history, the medieval villages of southern Italy hide real treasures! Regions such as Campania, Calabria and Sardinia are home to these little jewels that enchant and mesmerize even the most demanding tourist! The country is full of villages and for that reason, in 2001, it created a club that brings together the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy (the Club de I Borghi più belli d’Italia). We have listed the 20 most beautiful villages in Italy, remembering that we did not follow any order to write the list, as it is really quite difficult to choose the most beautiful! If you like to travel and do everything differently then read our Special Post The most beautiful unknown villages in Italy!

1) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy! SCILLA, CALABRIA

Speaking of villages and Calabria without mentioning Scilla is a crime! The city is known as the little Venice of the South and is impressive, beautiful! Be sure to visit the Castle of Ruffo, the sunset there is a spectacle of nature! Discover our website Your Travel to Calabria, a special and exclusive website for you to explore Calabria!

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2) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy! OSTUNI, PUGLIA

Ostuni, in Puglia, with its white houses, is a gem and, for obvious reasons, is known as the white city! The color of the houses is not by chance: at the time of the plague, in the 17th century, they said that the lime was used as a disinfectant and, therefore, all the buildings in the place were dyed white. Be sure to visit the Vescovile Palace.

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3) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy! ATRANI, CAMPANIA

An integral part of the magical Amalfi Coast, Atrani enchants for its blue sea and natural beauty! The narrow streets and the smell of fresh lemons that mix with the scent of the sea are magnificent! Be sure to visit the church of St Mary Magdalene.

(Source: Still Wanderer – Italy Tours 4k)


4) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy? ALTOMONTE, CALABRIA

At the foot of the Pollino National Park, one of the most fascinating spots in the village is the city’s old church. Also not to be missed is the Castle of Altomonte, the atmosphere of tranquility in the city makes the tour a very special experience!

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5) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy! OTRANTO, PUGLIA

In front of the Adriatic Sea, Otranto seems to have come out of a fairy tale book. Its historic center is beautiful and the most important point in the city is its, incredible, Aragonese Castle. It is worth a visit!

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6) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy! PIETRAPERTOSA, BASILICATA

A small village in the Region of Basilicata with 1200 inhabitants that lies between “the rocks and the sky”! It is of unparalleled beauty and enchants its visitors! Be sure to visit the portals on Via Garibaldi, the details are fascinating!

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7) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy! CASTELSARDO, SARDINIA

The Italian island is full of villages, among them, one of the most beautiful is Castelsardo. On the horizon, the blue tones of sky and sea blend and provide us with a magnificent landscape! The Castle at the top of the mountain is a must see! The view from the top is breathtaking! Find out more about Sardinia here!

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8) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy! MONTEALBANO ELICONA, SICILY

In the Region of Sicily, about 1 hour from the Strait of Messina, this impressive place resembles a painting! The stone houses give the rustic tone to the city, which, mixed with the sea view, draws attention for its beauty and nature! Visit the castle that dominates the city landscape!

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9) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy! SAVOCA, SICILY

Are you a fan of “The Godfather”? Then you need to go through the bar that appears in the film! Small, it is a village full of charm and surrounded by churches that, by the way, seem to dispute the tourist’s attention, one being more beautiful than the other!

(Source: Bella Sicilia)


10) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy! CASTELMEZZANO, BASILICATA

You get here through tunnels carved out of mountains and once in the city, you will be amazed! The rocks give the medieval air to the city and the landscape attracts the attention of the most demanding eyes! The architecture is beautiful and the sunset at the top of the mountain is a must!

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11) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy! MORANO CALABRO, CALABRIA

Embedded in the mountain, Morano Calabro, from a distance, looks like a work of art! One of the most beautiful places in the city is its Norman Castle, which is imposing, full of charm and history!

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12) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy! POSITANO, CAMPANIA

Another member of the Amalfi Coast, Positano impresses with its colors, houses leaning on the rocks and the blue sea that seems to have a single tone! Be sure to see the Church of St Mary of the Assumption, which is beautiful!


13) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy! CEFALÚ, SICILY

Built on a small promontory on the sea, the city is a matchless beauty! The beaches and the sea make the perfect set for an unforgettable sunset. Read about Cefalu here!

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14) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy! CONCA DEI MARINI, CAMPANIA

Talking about villages without mentioning Conca Dei Marini is impossible! The village is known for its famous Grotta dello Smeraldo, which is a cave of unparalleled beauty! The show takes place because of the seawater that invades the cave and, with the sun hitting its waters, reflects an impressive emerald color.

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15) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy! VENOUS, BASILICATA

Of a unique charm, the city went through some earthquakes and, unfortunately, lost several parts of some historic buildings, but the city left nothing to be desired in beauty and it is still possible to see some charming ruins of old buildings!

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16) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy? GERACE, CALABRIA

Gerace, a city born in the 7th century, in the Byzantine period, was dominated by several peoples and all marked it in their own way. “Protected” by a cliff, the city is rich in history and culture and features impressive palaces, castles and alleys!

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17) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy! STILO, CALABRIA

Stilo, homeland of Tommaso Campanella. The village is home to the famous Cattolica, a gem of Byzantine art and architecture. The sea gives the turquoise blue tone to this land full of nature, art and culture!

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18) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy! VICO DEL GARGANO, PUGLIA

In the heart of the Gargano National Park, the village is fascinating! One of the most beautiful places in the city is Vicolo del Bacio, an unmissable stop for lovers, as the legend goes that if a couple kisses there, the union will be eternal!

(Source: Luigi’s Travel Tips)


19) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy! POSADA, SARDINIA

Sea, mountain, castle and tradition! The city is full of charm and lies to the north of the Island. A must-see stroll there is San Giovanni di Posada Beach: its white sand and the sea with fresh, deep blue water are impressive! Be sure to visit the Fava Castle, the view from the top is magnificent!

(Source: Massimo Nalli)


20) The 20 most beautiful medieval villages in southern Italy! SUTERA, SICILY

Known as the Sicilian balcony, the city sits atop a huge rock. The houses, arranged at the foot of the castle that dominates the landscape, serve as a frame for an impressive view! Be sure to visit the castle, the view from the top is amazing, in the best sense!

(Source: Typical Sicily)


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Conclusion

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