Most beautiful cities in Italy – Alberobello
The Trulli, the characteristic houses with a conical roof in Alberobello, Puglia, are among the 50 UNESCO World Heritage Cities in Italy. The name derives from the late Greek word for dome (τρούλος, in Italian, dome) and refers to the old stone houses with conical roofs, which were built with abundant limestone from the Murge zone in Puglia.
These impressive and unique structures, most of which can be seen in the Itria Valley, can also be found in the provinces of Brindisi, Bari and Taranto. They are a brilliant example of architecture that is spontaneous but imperishable. To this day, they are used as residential buildings.
Alberobello, an inland village in the province of Bari, is undoubtedly the capital of the trulli: its historic center is made up entirely of these rather white, pyramid-shaped structures that make it so famous and unmistakable
Next step in Italy – Positano
Positano is a village and community on the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana) in Campania, Italy, mainly in an enclave in the hills that lead down to the coast. Positano was in the Middle Ages a port of the Republic of Amalfi, which flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries. However, in the middle of the 19th century, the city was in a difficult time. More than half of the population emigrated, mostly to America.
Positano was a relatively poor fishing village in the first half of the twentieth century. In the fifties, it attracted many tourists, especially after John Steinbeck had published in May 1953 his essay on Positano in Harper’s Bazaar: “Positano bites deeply,” wrote Steinbeck. “It’s a dream place that’s not really real when you’re there, and it seems to be real after you leave.
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Perfect for summer vacation – Asos, Kefalonia, Greece
If you want to escape routine (metro, traffic jams or noise), book your Hotel, Villas, Apartments and Bed & Breakfast today in Asos on the island of Kefalonia in Greece. Buy your tickets online for Kefalonia Airport, rent a car for Asos (an hour’s drive from the airport) and discover the village with its 500-year history, crystal-clear water and wonderful climate all year round. Enjoy local regional wines and Greek cheeses on a mountain hike to a local vineyard.