Category:Villages in Italy
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The following 25 pages are in this category, out of 25 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
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The following 25 pages are in this category, out of 25 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Arbus, Sardinia – Arbus is a comune in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region of Sardinia. Located in the southwest coast of the island, Arbus is known for its coastline, the Costa Verde, with an area of 267 square kilometres, Arbus is the second largest municipality in Sardinia. Arbus has been inhabited by man since the ancient Neolithic and it includes a mountain district which separates Medio Campidano from the sea. There are numerous tombe dei giganti in the district of Capo Pecora, notable people who were born in Arbus are Pietro Leo and Raimondo Garau. Located about 60 kilometres northwest of Cagliari and about 25 kilometres west of Sanluri on the Sardinian southwest coast, the geology of Arbus is known as batolite ercinico Arburese. Arbus is known for its coastline, known as Costa Verde, for both 2002 and 2003, the wide Arbus coasts were awarded 5 sails by the Legambiente and Touring Club. Beaches include, from north to south, Capo Frasca, Pistis, Torre dei Corsari, Porto Palma, Babari, Funtanazza, Gutturu Flumini, Portu Maga, Piscinas, Scivu, Piscinas is a sandy beach with a large dune system spanning approximately 5 square kilometres. Is considered one of the biggest dune systems in Europe, usanze e vita di un popolo, Cesmet, Napoli,1995 Caddeo, Antonello, Arbus. Da Capo Frasca a Cala Domestica, la costa e linterno, Zonza, Cagliari,2005 Piras, Aldo, Pietro Leo e Raimondo Garau. Tempi e luoghi, Garau, Guspini,2003 Arbus
2. Artena – Artena is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy. It is situated in the northwest of Monti Lepini, in the valley of the Sacco River. It is approximately 40 kilometres southeast by rail, and 30 kilometres direct from Rome, economy is based on agriculture, animal husbandry and tourism. The name of the village of the Volsci is uncertain. The modern village was called Monte Fortino until 1873 and it owes its present name to an unproven identification of the site with the ancient Volscian Artena, destroyed in 404 BC. Another Artena, which was an Etruscan town belonging to the district of Caere, due to the latters anti-papal stance, Artena was ravaged several times by papal armies. On the mountain 600 metres above the village are the remains of the fortifications of a city built in the 6th or 5th century BC. Within the walls are traces of buildings, and a terrace which supported some edifice of importance. This terraced settlement later was the site of a Roman villa, other sights include the Palazzo Borghese, and the churches of Santa Maria delle Letizie, Santa Croce, Santo Stefano Protomartire and San Francesco. Alcalá del Río, Spain This article incorporates text from a now in the public domain, Chisholm, Hugh
3. Cave, Lazio – Cave is a town and comune in the Latium region of Italy,42 kilometres southeast of Rome. As of 2011 its population was of 10,421, the town was mentioned first in 998 AD, and was later a fief of the Colonna family. In 1482 it was besieged by Pope Sixtus IV and obliged to surrender and it is especially known for the Treaty of Cave, signed on 12 September 1557 by plenipotentiaries of Pope Paul IV and Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, the Spanish viceroy of Naples. Cave borders with Castel San Pietro Romano, Genazzano, Palestrina, Rocca di Cave and it counts the hamlets of Collepalme and San Bartolomeo. Media related to Cave at Wikimedia Commons Cave official website
4. Colla Micheri – Colla Micheri is a medieval village in the Liguria region of north-west Italy. It is a frazione of the comune of Andora, in the province of Savona, the village lies directly above the seaside town of Laigueglia. The nucleus of the village has a bakery, a restored church. The Via Julia Augusta, a Roman road built in 13 A. D. passes through the village, nowadays it is famous as Thor Heyerdahl, the famous anthropologist, restored many of the buildings which had been neglected in the twentieth century. He lived there with his family when not travelling, in 2002, he died there and his cremated remains lie in the garden of his familys home. Portals to Paradise - An Italian Excursion
5. Farnetta – Farnetta is a small village set in Terre Arnolfe countryside,16 miles northwest from the Italian city of Terni, Umbria. Farnetta is included in the comune of Montecastrilli in the province of Terni and it has a population of 283. The church has been designated by Italian Heritage, close by, on a hill, there exists the remains of a Medieval hill fort known as Palombara and the 10th to 11th-century Romanesque-style Church of San Lorenzo in Nifili. San Lorenzo was built on the remains of a Roman building, the church is located on an important Roman road connecting Amelia to Todi and Perugia. It is likely that the area was inhabited in the Iron Age. There are numerous elements of early Roman infrastructure in the area and it appears that the area would have been extensively settled. The names origin is connected to the toponym of Quercus Frainetto. During the ancient Roman domination the area was along a branch of the via Amerina, the village was later part of the Terre Arnolfe, and was later subjected to Todi and Terni. Farnetta was listed in the Farfa Abbey register in 1112, Farnetta at 385 meters above sea level, part of the territory is a Natural Park of Farnetta. Nicolaus is located in the old part of town, begun in the 16th century, the Fossil Forest of Dunarobba, near Farnetta, is one of the oldest woods in the world. Two million years ago the sea definitely withdrew, in its place an ancient lake called Tiberino came to being flourished. Farnetta is known for its St. Rita feast, held each year the last week of may, during the feast a trattoria is organized by the inhabitants with traditional food. Other medieval towns and villages are present near Farnetta, Todi, Sangemini, Spoleto, Carsulae, Farnetta is situated near to two numbered routes. The A1 goes north to Florence and south-west to Rome, the E45 goes north-east to Perugia and south-east to Terni and Spoleto. Farnetta is served by ATC bus services to Terni, Todi, Sangemini, Montecastrilli, Avigliano, agriculture was important for the inhabitants of Farnetta in the context of rural development and poverty reduction. The village today has made use of its past and has built a tourist industry, many agriturismi are present in the territory of Farnetta. The population of the parish, recorded in the 2001 census, is 246. In the 13th century the population was about 500, angelo Nevi, Prior of the Comune di Montecastrilli in the 18th century Alvi, G. B
6. Nicosia, Sicily – Nicosia is a village and comune of the province of Enna in Sicily, southern Italy. Nicosia, along with Troina are the northernmost towns in the province of Enna, the vicinity traditionally contained are salt mines and arable lands. The present name of the town suggests Greek origins, it is believed to get its name from Saint Nicholas, another theory suggests it is a derivative of the Greek saying City of Victory. The town is believed to stand on the site of the ancient Engynum, the modern town was founded by Byzantine colonists in the 6th century. King William II made Nicosia a royal city and it played an important strategic role, favoured by its position halfway between Palermo and Messina. It often gave hospitality to important figures, including Emperor Charles V, the cathedral, built in the 14th century over a pre-existing Norman edifice, is dedicated to St. Nicholas. The façade has a noteworthy 15th century portal, while the houses a painting by Jusepe de Ribera. The campanile is from the 13th century, santa Maria Maggiore contains a 16th-century holy water stoup, the throne of Charles V, a fine marble polyptych by Antonello Gagini. Church of St. Benedict San Biagio has paintings by Giuseppe Velasquez, the Church of the Carmine boasts an Annunciation by Antonello Gagini. There are also remains of the castle in the part of the town. Roman Catholic Diocese of Nicosia, Sicily
7. Pontelandolfo – Pontelandolfo is an Italian town and comune of 28.91 square kilometres, in the Sannio Hills in the province of Benevento halfway between Naples and Campobasso, with around 3,000 inhabitants. The area of todays Pontelandolfo was settled since ancient times. The bridge is believed to have spanned the Lenta River, Pontelandolfo is mostly remembered as the location, along with Casalduni, of a massacre of largely innocent population by the Piedmontese occupation troops in 1861. Many villagers emigrated to the United States, with a large community settling in and around Waterbury, Connecticut, a large number also moved to Canada, specifically to the city of Montreal. Pontelandolfo is located on an area of Italy. The area that surrounds Pontelandolfo has a range of altitudes. There are three prominent mountains that surround Pontelandolfo and these include Mount Calvello, which has an altitude of 1,017 meters, Toppo Mangialardo and Mount Forgioso. The primary use of the land is for olive-tree orchards, pastures, Pontelandolfo is twinned with, Waterbury, USA Media related to Pontelandolfo at Wikimedia Commons Official website Pontelandolfo News
8. Porto Cervo – Porto Cervo is an Italian seaside resort in northern Sardinia. It is a frazione of the comune of Arzachena, in the province of Sassari, created by Prince Karim Aga Khan and various other investors, Porto Cervo in the main centre of Costa Smeralda. It has a resident population of 421 inhabitants, the village itself was designed in the 1950-1960s by architects and landscape designers such as Jacques Couelle, Luigi Vietti and Michele Busiri Vici. Porto Cervo lies in the corner of Sardinia, by the Tyrrhenian Coast. It is 17 km from Arzachena,28 from Olbia and 32 from Palau, the village is located at the southern and eastern shore of the natural port, where there are shops, a newsagent, bars, restaurants and supermarkets. The other shores of the bay boast the old and the new marina, at the later is the club house of the exclusive Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The end of the new marina holds a shipyard capable of repairing large luxury yachts, in a study released by the European luxury real estate brokerage Engel & Völkers, Romazzino Bay in Porto Cervo is the most expensive location in Europe. House prices reach up to 300,000 euros per square meter, in 2011 Costa Smeralda had the second, the 4th and the 6th most expensive hotels in the world, the Pitrizza, the Romazzino and the Cala di Volpe Hotel. In 2012 the Hotel Cala di Volpe, which is featured in the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me is listed at number 7 on Worlds 15 most expensive hotel suites compiled by CNN Go in 2012. The presidential suite of the hotel billed at US$32,736 per night, Official website of the Consorzio Costa Smeralda Official website of the Marina di Porto Cervo New York Times article about Costa Smeralda and Porto Cervo
9. Portofino – Portofino is an Italian fishing village and vacation resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. It is a located in the Metropolitan City of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. The town is clustered around its harbour, and is known for the colourfully painted buildings that line the shore. According to Pliny the Elder, Portofino was founded by the Romans and named Portus Delphini, or Port of the Dolphin, the village is mentioned in a diploma from 986 by Adelaide of Italy, which assigned it to the nearby Abbey of San Fruttuoso di Capodimonte. In 1171, together with the neighbouring Santa Margherita Ligure, it was included in Rapallos commune jurisdiction, after 1229 it was part of the Republic of Genoa. The towns natural harbour supported a fleet of fishing boats, but was too cramped to provide more than a temporary safe haven for the growing merchant marine of the Republic of Genoa. In 1409 Portofino was sold to the Republic of Florence by Charles VI of France, in the 15th century it was a fief of families such as the Fieschi, Spinola, Adorno, and Doria. In 1815 it became part of the Kingdom of Sardinia and, from 1861, in the late 19th century, first British, then other Northern European aristocratic tourists began to visit Portofino, which they reached by horse and cart from Santa Margherita Ligure. Aubrey Herbert and Elizabeth von Arnim were amongst the more famous English people to make the area fashionable, eventually more expatriates built expensive vacation houses, and by 1950 tourism had supplanted fishing as the towns chief industry, and the waterfront was a continuous ring of restaurants and cafés. Statue of Christ of the Abyss, placed underwater on 29 August 1954 in the inlet at a depth of 17 metres and this statue was placed to protect fishermen and scuba divers and in memory of Dario Gonzatti. Sculpted by Guido Galletti, it represents Christ in the act of blessing while looking up towards the sky with open arms in sign of peace, church of St. George, housing some saints relics. Oratory of Santa Maria Assunta, in Gothic style, Portofino is often thought to be the inspiration for Sir Clough Williams-Ellis Italianate village named Portmeirion, built between 1925 and 1975, in north Wales. However, this was denied by the architect. He stated only that he wanted to pay tribute to the atmosphere of the Mediterranean and he did, however, draw on a love of the Italian village, stating How should I not have fallen for Portofino. Indeed its image remained with me as an almost perfect example of the man-made adornment, Portofino became famous in the 1950s with the song Love In Portofino which was written by Leo Chiosso and composed by Fred Buscaglione, and released on 12 May 1958. Fred Buscaglione was also the first singer to perform it, Portofino is the eponym of Frank Schaeffers Portofino, A Novel. It was the first of Schaeffers Calvin Becker Trilogy, Portofino is one of the shooting locations of the 1995 Antonioni / Wenders film, Beyond the Clouds. There is a replication, in authentic detail, of the Portofino Bay at Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, USA
10. Senarica – Senarica is a village in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. With a population of fewer than 300 people, Senarica was an independent republic for about four centuries until the end of the eighteenth century and it was the smallest state to maintain an independent status for that long, although now it is a frazione of the comune of Crognaleto. It lies west of Teramo city, in the province of Teramo, impressed by the splendor of the dogal Republic of Venice, Senàrica rulers adopted a similar republican government, with an elected doge as head of state. Its coat of arms was a shield with a silver lion fetching a snake of the same colour. These arms appeared on a gold gonfalon and on the seal as well, in the villages cathedral is still visible a reproduction of the lion, which in this particular image is topped by a crown. Senarica is also a family name, one member of the family is the minor Italian actor Piero Senarica
11. Sestriere – Sestriere is an alpine village in Italy, a comune of the Province of Turin. It is situated in Val Susa,17 km from the French border and its name derives from Latin, ad petram sistrariam, that is at sixty Roman miles from Turin. The main mountains around Sestriere are, Monte Fraiteve 2,701 m in the north-east, Monte Sises 2,658 m, Punta Rognosa di Sestriere 3,280 m and Monte Motta 2,850 m in the south-east. Sestriere is divided several smaller hamlets, Sestriere Colle, on the pass top, Sestriere Borgata, in Val Chisone, Champlas du Col and Champlas Janvier. Formerly, the pass belonged to the municipality of Cesana, the ski resorts at Sestriere were built in the 1930s by Giovanni Agnelli and have been further developed after the Second World War by his nephew Giovanni Nasi. Sestriere is a skiing resort, during the winter holidays the population goes up to about 20,000 people. Together with the villages of Pragelato, Claviere, Sauze dOulx, Cesana Torinese and San Sicario, Sestriere is connected to 146 skiable pistes, for a total of up to 400 km of trails, of which 120 are provided with artificial snow. Sestriere has also one of the few facilities where it is possible to ski at night on a floodlit run and it regularly hosts FIS Alpine Ski World Cup events, and it hosted the FIS World Championships in 1997, and the IPC World Championships in 2011. It was a venue during the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. Pragelato - the resort is part of the Via Lattea, is connected to this area by the Pattemouche-Anfiteatro cableway, Claviere - This small resort is just over the border in Italy and is included in the Monts de la lune lift pass. It is where the Olympic cross country ski teams practised for the Olympics in 2006, San Sicario - The biathlon and Alpine skiing events were held there in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. They also held the bobsleigh and luge events here, one can attempt the Olympic womens super G and downhill courses. Sauze dOulx - Free Style Skiing Olympic events held here in 2006, the resort is acclaimed for its lively après-ski. Serre Chevalier - Nearby French resort with over 250 km of skiing, there is a free day of skiing here on your lift pass. Montgenèvre - Nearby French resort with over 85 km of pistes, montgenevres ski area has 8 green runs,12 blue,22 red and 10 black slopes and is linked to the Via Lattea ski area. There is a day of skiing here on your lift pass. In the summertime it is possible to play golf on Europes highest 18-hole course and it is also a starting and arrival point in the Tour de France and the Giro dItalia. Due to its location across two valleys, Sestriere is close to several hiking paths, Sestriere organized an International Athletics Meeting from 1988 until 1995 and in 2004
12. Travedona-Monate – Travedona-Monate is a comune and small town near the eastern shore of the Lake Maggiore, in the province of Varese, northern Italy. The population is about 3,336 inhabitants and it extends to an area of 9 square kilometres, with a density of 371 hab/km². It shares boundaries with Biandronno, Brebbia, Bregano, Cadrezzate, Comabbio, Ispra, Malgesso, Osmate, Ternate, festival del Rock at the Italian language Wikipedia