The 5 most unique small towns in Italy
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The 5 most unique small towns in Italy

Italy is not only famous for the bustling big cities but also impressed by many unique small towns. Let’s explore it now!

Referring to Italy, people often think of big tourist cities like Rome, Florence, Venice or Milan. However, the following 3 of the most unique small towns in Italy will make you really surprised with their stories and secrets.

Alberobello – the town of fairy houses

Dubbed the hobbit village, Alberobello brings the tranquil breath of the countryside with strange architecture. The houses here are just stones that are stacked on top of each other without mortar. The roof is designed in the form of arches, cones or pyramids and painted magic or pagan symbols like the houses of witches in ancient stories. Homes in Alberobello have a very unique design, which attracts many tourists to visit.

The 5 most unique small towns in Italy

 Modica town – the land of Chocolate

The town of Modica not only appeals to four-way tourists by its peaceful setting but also by the excellent taste of the famous chocolate. This place is keeping a secret about the unique method of processing chocolate of the Aztecs hundreds of years ago.

Bolgheri – the town of great wines

Bolgheri is considered to be one of Italy’s finest wine producers. Tourists come here not only to enjoy excellent wine with attractive local dishes but also hear about the stories of wine from the time of Etruscan civilization.

In addition, a special thing at Bolgheri is the three-mile road to the village with 2500 Cypress trees and the immense vineyards on either side. How wonderful it is to see the beautiful scenery of nature and enjoy the fascinating glass of wine!

Above are three of the most unique towns in Italy. If you have a chance, come visit them. Hope you will have a great experience!

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Alberobello – the town of fairy houses

Alberobello Dubbed the village of hobbits. Alberobello is the tranquility of the village with strange architectural works. The houses here are just overlapping stones. The roof is designed in the shape of a dome, cone or pyramid. They are painted magical or pagan symbols like the houses of witches in an ancient story

Modica town – the land of Chocolate

Modica town attracts four-way tourists because of its peaceful setting. Besides, tourists are also attracted by the taste of Chocolate. Here is the secret of the unique method of processing chocolate of the Aztecs. Today, the flavor is changed to suit the more modern taste, however, the taste of chocolate still does not change because the Modica people keep the traditional method.

Bolgheri – the town of great wines

Bolgheri is considered to be the most delicious wine production in Italy. Guests come here to enjoy great wine and attractive local dishes. They also heard stories about wine.

Cinque Terre – The land of five colorful villages

The Cinque Terre is a town consisting of five colorful villages located on the slopes. All these villages have their own unique beauty. You will not be able to skip anywhere when visiting this town. Cinque Terre will be an ideal venue for your family’s tour.

Town of Matera – Where there are stone houses

The town of Matera is on the side of a gorge with black-and-white houses. all buildings such as canals, tanks, houses, streets, interlocking stairs are built in stone from prehistoric times to now.

Especially two neighborhoods Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso are separated into two valleys and the Roman Duomo church. It is like a natural fortress to the city.

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The highest peaks on the planet and continents

The rooftop of the world – Mount Everest is 8,848m high

Mount Everest was conquered in 1953 by two climbers Edmund Hillary (New Zealand) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal). To this day, this peak is still an attractive challenge for those who like to conquer the peak.

The roof of America – Peak Aconcagua is 6,959m high

Mount Aconcagua is located on the longest mountain range in the world Andes in Mendoza province in Argentina. It is the peak of the Americas with a height of 6,959m above sea level. This peak was first conquered in 1897 by Swiss Matthias Zurbriggen.

The roof of the Black Continent – Kilimanjaro Peak 5.895m high

Mount Kilimanjaro is not located in a mountain system (mountain range). It is an independent mountain located in Tanzania. Mount Kilimanjaro has a height of 5,895m above sea level. People set foot on this mountain in 1889. They were Hans Meyer and Yohanas Kinyala Lauwo.

The roof of the Old Continent – High Elbrus Peak 5,642m

Elbrus peak is located on a Caucasus mountain range. It cuts across the Asian continent – u divide this continent into two continents: Asia and Europe. The highest part of this mountain range lies in the territory of the Russian Federation, part of Europe. This mountain peak is 5,642m above sea level. The first person to conquer this mountain was a native Kilav Khachirov in 1829.

The roof of Antarctica – the peak of Vinson Massif 4.892m high

Mount Vinson Massif is 1200km from the South Pole of the Earth. This mountain peak is 4,892m above sea level. This peak was conquered by American climber Nicholas Clinch along with his team in 1966.

The roof of Australia – Kosciuszko Peak 2,228m high

Kosciuszko peak is 2,228m above sea level. This mountain has no rivals in Australia. It is located in Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales, Australia. In 1840, Paweł Edmund Strzelecki became the first person to conquer this peak.

Check out the most unique towns in the world
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Check out the most unique towns in the world

Not only are small houses, trees and peaceful people, but the towns listed below contain strange and somewhat unique features, which attracts lots of tourists.

Chamula town, Mexico

This remote Mexican highland town has a very special practice, that is, they don’t like taking pictures. The Chamula people thought that taking photos would take a part of their souls, the tourists and reporters who came here only dared to sneak from afar, but few could take people close-up.

Chamula is as beautiful and attractive as other highlands, with a clean and cool environment, but this town often hosts witchcraft ceremonies that visitors are not allowed to attend. Hundreds of candles will be lit up, christmas music pops across town, every citizen hugs a raw chicken and sips… coke. They believe that belching after drinking carbonated water will chase out the evil air, make people healthier.

The town of Dwarf, China

This town is called Dwarf as literally, residents of this place are not allowed to be taller than 1.3 meters. Even the jobs that need height like firefighters are also taken care of by dwarves.

The dwarf town is located in Kunming Province, China. The town was established in 2009 by a group of dwarfs living in the nearby city. They built houses and parks in the size of dwarves, attracting very much many tourists come here every year.

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Coober Pedy town, Australia

Coober Pedy town is home to about 3,500 people. They are ordinary people, no bizarre practices, where Coober people live with enough churches, museums, exhibitions, bars and hotels. This underground town is located in southern Australia, which is a long-established Opal stone mining system. The air is always cool, airy and dry.

Above are 3 of the most unique towns in the world, which worth visiting if you want a new experience.

The first hexagonal town in Europe
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The first hexagonal town in Europe

Built in the late 17th century, Grammichele is one of the few towns in the world that has a unique plan left to this day.

Town history

Located in the province of Catania, which is in the island of Sicily, Italy, Grammichele was founded after a massive earthquake that occurred in 1693. This disaster swept away a previous settlement called Occhialà, to the north of Grammichele. The survivors then built a new town, named Grammichele. The town was named after St. Michele in the hope that the saint will protect the new town from the next disaster.

The prince of Roccella and Butera, Carlo Maria Carafa Branciforte, ordered to build the town. Designed by Michele da Ferla, Grammichele is known as the first city in Europe that was arranged in hexagonal form.

Special construction structure

Many people believe that this plan was inspired by Palmanova, a fortified town built a hundred years ago. The difference is that Palmanova is based on nine-sided polygons, while the Grammichele is hexagonal with endless expansion. The whole town is divided into 6 areas, with 6 arterial roads converging on the main square.

The first hexagonal town in Europe

In the town, many areas are created for people to gather in a disaster. These square areas are about the same size. All are connected by a concentric road network around the main hexagon square, called Prince Carafa Square. In addition to hexagons, four rectangular districts were designed. One of them is expected to build the Prince’s Palace but this has never been carried out.

A nice town tourism

To reach this unique town, visitors can book flights to Catania-Fontanarossa airport. This is the closest airport to Catania and also one of the busy airports in Italy. From the airport, visitors can take the AMT Alibus bus to the city center station. Buses have a scheduled 25-minute trip, departing from 4h40 to midnight. Bus fare is 4 euros.

The smallest town in the world - Croatia's favorite destination
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The smallest town in the world – Croatia’s favorite destination

Hum town, with only 17 inhabitants, is one of Croatia’s most attractive destinations. Let’s join discover what’s interesting inside it!

Hum – the world’s smallest town

Hum is a 349-meter town on the top of Istria hill, Croatia. It is recognized as the smallest town in the world. This town was founded in the 11th century, when the Hum castle was built on the ruins of an ancient Roman settlement. After that, the first houses appeared.

Hum town is built and developed inside the castle walls without spreading out. Until the 17th century, in historical documents, Hum was called a “castrum”, meaning “fortress”. Today, the town has only 20 buildings on two paved streets with 17 people living in it.

Ways to Hum Town

The most interesting way to travel to Hum is to go from Roc town, 3 km from Hum, along the road with huge stone monuments. Each statue represents a letter of the Glagolitic alphabet, so this road is called “Glagolitic road”.

You can enter the town via a single gate, which was built in 1562 and upgraded by modern workers.

A great destination

Thanks to its peculiarity, the town is truly unique and interesting both historically and culturally. Hum town is especially attractive to nature lovers. Forests, meadows and hills are stunning for long walks or short family excursions.

Despite its small size, Hum has all the usual town services, including: central square, post office, temple, town cemetery, craft souvenirs shop, a local wine store and city museum. Visitors can visit Hum’s traditional konoba restaurant, where you will be invited to try a local herb 38% alcohol made by the 2000-year-old receipt – Humska Biska.