European towns

The most unique small towns to visit in Italy

Alberobello – the town of fairy houses

Alberobello is dubbed the “dwarf mushroom” hobbit village. This small town 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 an ancient story.

Modica town – the land of Chocolate 

The town of Modica not only attracts four-way tourists because of its peaceful setting but also because of the wonderful taste of the famous chocolate. This place is keeping a secret about the unique method of processing chocolate from the Aztecs hundreds of years ago, nowhere else.

The people of Modica used stone from volcanic Etna to form a circle and crush cocoa. Then they mixed with sugar into a paste rather than heating it to create a wonderful sweet crunch, accompanied by traditional additives like lemon oil or pistachio. Today, aromas are changed to suit the more modern taste, however, the delicious taste still does not change thanks to the traditional method.

Bolgheri – the town of great wines

Bolgheri is considered one of Italy’s finest wine producers. Tourists come here not only to enjoy excellent wine with attractive local dishes, but also to 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 wine glasses!

The colorful Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre is a town consisting of five colorful villages located on steep slopes and reflecting the waters of the Ligurian Sea such as Manarola, Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Monterosso al Mare, and Vernazza. All these villages have their own unique beauty that you can’t ignore anywhere when you visit.

You can wander sightseeing from village to village on the asphalt roads surrounded by vineyards and lemon trees, and the opposite side are rocks on one side and the deep blue sea. Certainly Cinque Terre will be an ideal place for your family tour.