For years, Italy has ranked among the top summer destinations for travelers, an unsurprising feat given the country’s historical legacy, renowned cuisine, breathtaking heartland, and award-winning wines.
Italy has been placed in the list of the most beautiful and interesting travel destinations especially in summer.
Let us see which the most famous villages are and what exactly you should visit…

1. San Gimignano

San Gimignano is considered to be the jewel of the Italian region of Tuscany. This Italian village is small and located in the heart of the country. It is surrounded by several vineyards and it is filled with narrow streets, quaint squares, and centuries-old towers that still retain a medieval air

2. Manarola

Manarola is one of the villages belonging to the Cinque Terre region. The characteristic of the place is its bright colours, with which are the dwellings there covered. The village is located on rocky slopes between hills and the Mediterranean Sea providing its guest with majestic views and beautiful scenery.

3. Portofino

Portofino is situated near to the historic city of Genoa and it can easily be found and accessed. The travelers visiting have the chance to explore this rustic village. Enjoy walking at its charming streets, which are lined with designer stores, fine restaurants, and some of the most privileged terraces found anywhere in the Mediterranean

4. Matera

Matera is one of the most captivating towns in Basilicata, a region in Italy, as it has been shown several times in Hollywood movies. The village’s characteristic element is its famous “sassi”, which are ancient cave-homes carved directly into the rock of the surrounding hills

5. Castelmezzano

Castelmezzano is a typical example if you want to have an authentic Italian experience. Visit this amazing place and have the chance to drink some amazing regional wines. Apart from the fresh food from the surrounding farms and the delicious wine, have also a walk to its quiet and narrow streets, which are full of history and tradition

6. Alberobello

The village of Alberobello is like it came out of a fairytales it has unique trulli structures and conical white houses. These characteristics give a charming and magical sense to the place. If you are there, do not hesitate to buy a souvenir from the shops, which are lined with olive oils and almond treats

7. Positano

Positano is located only 30 miles from Naples and is one of the most spectacular and romantic villages in the whole Amalfi Coast.  It has a pleasant beach and cozy restaurants, but there’s also a small harbor which is a popular launching point for boat trips to explore the Amafli Coast

8. Montone

Montone is considered to be in the list of Italy’s 100 most beautiful villages. Montone combines its historic towers and rustic and small-town charm with its incredible countryside. The nature’s characteristics are rambling grapevines, olive groves, and fields of wheat which light up during sunset

9. Menaggio

Menaggio is one of many small towns, which is located near to the Lombardy’s famous Lake Como. This small town is extremely quiet and ideal for relaxation. With its waterfront terraces and picturesque steeples Menaggio is wonderful providing its visitors the possibility to travel to also to other villages

10. Vernazza

Like Manarola, Vernazza is another cute small village wedged between cliff and sea in the spectacular Cinque Terre region. Vernazza is a traditional fishing village, filled with many restaurants and taverns. While you are in the village, do not forget to visit its coffee shops, brightly-colored homes, and scenic plazas on the bay