The villages of Italy, history and tradition
Small oasis of beauty spread throughout the peninsula. Centers of special charm, whose alleys exude history and tradition. These are the Villages of Italy. An extraordinary heritage, to be preserved and above all appreciated. Each one with its peculiarities: glorious events of the past, characteristic events, breathtaking scenery. A mix of architecture, gastronomy and nature so beautiful and fragile.
Year 2017 has been declared the year of the Villages by our Ministry of goods and cultural activities and tourism. Anticipating this official pronouncement, we've been dedicated since 2016 to the study and development of a program dedicated to the Villages and Castles of Italy, with a commitment to expand over time our offer by including other villages, castles and fortresses which, scattered throughout the national territory, represent the history, culture and traditions of our country.
An experiential journey that is highly requested by fans - a target distinguished, cultured and international - in search of authentic sensations in unknown places, through the discovery of ancient places and their traditions. With an eye to those young people curious about our history and our heritage but still careful to budget. Italy is one of the European countries where it is more probable to come across a medieval village or in a castle and where you can admire the wonders of our ancestors.
This is due primarily to the great excitement that animated our country in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; great artists, popes, poets and saints have gone from here, the most enlightened ideas and the best scientists are just born in our land. The second reason is the need at that time to make defensible a territory which historically has seen the succession of various invaders of different geographical origins, from the Normans to the Saracens, and many Italian villages were once real fortresses.
From below you can download and print out the entire Catalogue Villages and Castles or the program of each one.