The most beautiful borgos in Italy

What are the most beautiful medieval borgos in Italy? The Italian borgos are something unique that is found in Italy, for quantity and quality. They are everywhere in every region, in the mountains and by the sea, in the plains and in the hills.

But what is a borgo? The borgo was a village born as the nerve center of local activities. It has a limited number of inhabitants (no more than six thousand) and has an architectural and natural heritage certified by the Superintendency of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape.

In Italy there are about 289 borgos, an incredible heritage in which to rediscover local history and traditions (many of them, in fact, are UNESCO heritage). In each borgo there is a treasure to discover, a landscape to admire, a dish to taste accompanied by a good Italian wine.

It is very difficult to select the most beautiful one. We have chosen one for each region.

Abruzzo. Rocca San Giovanni - Between the hills and the sea

Basilicata. Pietrapertosa - Between the rocks and the sky

Calabria. Chianalea - The little Venice

Campania. Castellabate - In the light of Cilento

Emilia-Romagna. San Leo - The magician's fortress

Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Sappada Vecchia - Born from wood

Lazio. Civita di Bagnoregio - The dying city

Liguria. Vernazza - In the enchantment of the Cinque Terre

Lombardy. Monte Isola - Blissful solitude

Marche. Grottammare - Between palm trees and seagulls

Molise. Fornelli - The perfume that the wind steals from the olive trees

Piedmont. Monforte D’Alba - UNESCO World Heritage Site among the wine landscapes of Piedmont

Puglia. Otranto - Oriental charm

Sardinia. Castelsardo - Mediterranean intertwining

Sicily. Cefalù - Land of myth

Tuscany. Pitigliano - The little Tuscan Jerusalem

Trentino Alto Adige. Rango - Where time has stopped

Umbria. Montecchio - A castle in the woods

Valle d'Aosta. Etroubles - An open-air museum

Veneto. Asolo - The city of a hundred horizons
Written by
Claudia Signor