On the Villages

Italy has countless small villages filled with charm. Although we drive through many, my favorites are the ones nestled on the hillsides or serving as a crown on a hill. Enjoy your trip to a few of these picturesque gems. Any favorite?

Pinocchio on the Square in Collodi

Collodi is the village of Pinocchio

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My maternal grandmother was born up there in Uzzano

Uzzano

Uzzano

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Palleggio is on the way to my paternal grandparents hometown

Palleggio

Palleggio

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San Cassiano’s church built in the 8th Century

San Casciano

San Cassiano

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Dotting the countryside, and imagine more on the opposite slopes

Hillside Spots

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The towers in San Gimignano, which is more than a village

San Gimignano

San Gimignano

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Look closely – The villages of the Cinque Terra

Cinque Terra

Cinque Terra

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Vernozza, one of the Cinque Terra villages

Vernozza

Vernozza

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Lucchio is a treasure where chicken eggs are cube shaped

Up to Lucchio

Up to Lucchio

Across to Lucchio

Across to Lucchio

Lucchio at the Top

Lucchio at the Top

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Debra at Bagni di Lucca and Beyond has wonderful posts. Not only does she capture the essence of Italy, she features here own collections of photographs when she visits Tuscan villages. See for yourself in the sample below.

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