Tag Archives: Hill Towns

Hiking Near the Cinque Terre

On the Ligurian Coast between Genoa and Pisa there are many scenic towns and villages. But the most popular destination seems to be the Cinque Terre—five picturesque hill towns that are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park. These … Continue reading

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Reason 11- Hill Towns

Continuing with my winter theme ″Why I keep coming back to Italy″ … Part of the magic of visiting Italy is discovering a small hill town that takes you back in time to another world. You can visit any region in Italy and … Continue reading

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A River Walk in Tuscany

Volterra is a short drive to the town of Colle di Val d’Elsa — a beautiful and low-key town in Western Tuscany-the province of Siena. There is an upper part, that is older and more historical, with a castle (and … Continue reading

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Volterra—Wind and Stone

My husband has a saying about gelato—the best gelato is the one you have in your hand. I could say something similar about Italian hill towns. The best town is the one you’re in. In order to explore more in … Continue reading

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A Few Day Trips in Le Marche

We’ve explored the northern region of Le Marche for six days and we’ve barely scratched the surface. There is plenty to see and do in this unspoiled region of Italy. Most of the interior region is hilly and mountainous, which … Continue reading

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A Hill Town in Umbria

Piazza IV Novembre in Perugia Last week we took the train to Umbria, where we’ll spend our last month in Italy. We are very fortunate to have an apartment in the old center of Perugia, an often overlooked city in … Continue reading

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