7 White Towns in Italy
Italy is one of the most amazing countries in Europe and it is a gold mine with architectural hidden gems. This time we are looking for small towns and villages where the houses are mainly white and it turns out that there are many.
I hope that after seeing all this picture perfect white towns you will grab your camera and go explore at least some, if not all of them.
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1 | Alberobello
Alberobello is the perfect white pearl in Italy with its small whitewashed stone huts. This small town in Puglia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. You can hire a car to get there or you can go by train to explore this fantasy land.
2 | Atrani
Atrani is the smallest community in Italy with its 0.12 km surface area. The city is clinging to the cliff face, thus offering some stunning views of the sea. It is just a short stroll from Amalfi so if you happen to be there do not underestimate Atrani.
3 | Cisternino
Cisternino is another town that seems intact for centuries. The whitewashed houses are making this small city charming and a must-visit destination on the coast of south eastern Italy.
4 | Matera
Matera is another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Italy. It is a cave town with more than 30 000 years of history. In order to see Matera you will need to climb many stairs so take your walking shoes before you go.
5 | Ostuni
Ostuni is one of the most striking white towns in Puglia with its small narrow streets. Walk up and down the cobbled alleys and see the 15th century Gothic Cathedral, have a coffee in the piazza and take as many photos as you can.
6 | Otranto
Otranto is a seaside town which is considered one of the most vibrant towns of Puglia. Otranto has small beaches and rich history. One of the most remarkable attractions is the 11th century cathedral. Inside the cathedral you can see the 800 year old mosaic with scenes from the Old Testament.
7 | Siracusa
Siracusa is a city that is located on the coast of Sicily. In Siracusa you can find one of the most beautiful squares in Italy and do not miss the ancient Greek theater that is cut in a rock.
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