MAGIC CALCATA

“Calcata: a masterpiece medieval village perched on top of  tufa hills”

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On the border between the provinces of Rome and Viterbo, the medieval “twin” site of Civita di Bagnoregio is a magical  place  ..

Perched on a tufa spur, the village of Calcata marks the border between the Viterbo and Roman Tuscia. It has remained practically intact over the centuries, enclosed within its walls and naturally defended by its raised position, as  Civita di Bagnoregio, the wonderful village between Lazio and Tuscany. But, unlike the more known “sister”, Calcata – with its 900 inhabitants – does not risk turning into a ghost town. Indeed, it is a living and fermenting reality.

The village is accessed through the so-called “a bocchetta” entrance: a narrow door and a winding uphill road lead to the central square of the ancient village. Here, in a deconsecrated church, there is the Museum of Country Life where it is possible to retrace the history of the Agro Falisco countryside over the last two centuries. In the same building of Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II there is also the Consortium Parco Valle del Treja, where tourists will soon be able to obtain information about Calcata and the surrounding area.. Discover it by strolling through its quiet alleys, discovering its artisan shops and its tranquility

We got there within  an hour of driving from Rome and we enjoyed   ever minute we spent there.

We have choosen to show you this magical “borgo” with an aereal view with our drone then.. we walked around to meet  its unahbitants  and share their experiences and the happiness of their lifes.

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WHEN IN ROME AND ON YOUR WAY TO TUSCANY WITH YOUR RENTED CAR YOU CAN STOP FOR A VISIT!!!

 

 

 

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Hidden and wild coves, kilometers of golden sand, rocky cliffs overlooking the sea, shores with turquoise waters scented with Mediterranean scrub, natural marine parks or protected reserves. The search engine Skyscanner  reviews for us  15 most beautiful beaches in Italy  for 2018. With dunes and cliffs awarded for cleanliness, beauty of the water, uniqueness of the landscape and admiration of travelers, the top 15 of Skyscanner, traveling from north to south, including islands, reveals new destinations and cult destinations. And leads to dream of the summer that will come.

If we fly to SICILY to Palermo-Punta Raisi,  we will find the Tonnara di Scopello (Trapani), Castellammare del Golfo. Tonnarella dell’Uzzo, in the famous Zingaro Nature Reserve, is a real paradise. Immersed in the Mediterranean, it is located on the stretch of coast that runs from San Vito lo Capo to Castellammare del Golfo, ten miles of golden beaches, turquoise waters and lush vegetation. Tonnarella is a cove of white sand and can be reach on foot, it is a five minutes walk from the entrance to the Reserve. You lie in the sun surrounded by an ancient 13th century Tonnara , admiring  the impressif faraglioni  immersed in   emerald green and deep blue waters. . If we move to Noto, we find the beach of Vendicari.  The golden beach invites you to take long walks among the remains of an ancient tonnara, an islet and a Swabian tower. Vendicari is one of the most beautiful Sicilian beaches, in the southern area of ​​the homonymous reserve. After enjoying a day at the beach  you must go to  Noto, the capital of the Baroque. Be sure to stop at  the delightful maritime village of Marzamemi for a unforgettable fish meal!

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