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The most beautiful Italian Villages in Emilia-Romagna

by /// December 28, 2022
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes



The Most Beautiful Italian Villages in Emilia-Romagna are 15: they are all unique in their own way and they share the same desire to redeem themselves and make themselves known.

Here is a list of all of them, from Piacenza to Rimini, with the link to the related card we made for our section Villages:

  • Castell’Arquato | Ph. @lorenzo_dorazio
  • Bobbio | Ph. @businaroalessandro
  • Vigoleno | Ph. @roydsadventures
  • Gualtieri, Bentivoglio Palace | Ph. caba2011
  • Montechiarugolo
  • Compiano
  • Fiumalbo
  • Dozza
  • Brisighella, Clock Tower | Ph. @nbisi
  • Verucchio
  • San Leo | Ph. @antonini_cristiano
  • San Giovanni in Marignano | Ph. C. Cerni (Arch. ProLoco San Giovanni in Marignano)
  • Montefiore Conca, Malatesta Fortress | Ph. Lara Braga
  • Montegridolfo | Ph. Marco Gualtieri

The Club of the Most Beautiful Italian Villages, born in March 2001 thanks to the ANCI (National Association of Italian Municipalities), aims to promote the great heritage of history, art, culture, environment and traditions of small Italian villages, often less known and less visited by tourists.

That same marginality that over the years threatened to cause depopulation and abandonment of these villages, nowadays makes them the true custodians of the most authentic identity of our Country. It is an intangible heritage that the Club seeks to preserve through its activity of protection, recovery and valorization.

To be admitted to the Club, each Municipality must meet a series of standards specified as essentials in the Carta di Qualità and in the Regolamento, such as:
to have no more than 2.000 inhabitants in the village and no more than 15.000 in the related Municipality;
to possess a certified architectural and/or natural heritage;
to possess a high level of urban quality (in terms of accessibility and preservation) and architectural quality (in terms of harmony and homogeneity);
to demonstrate, through concrete facts, a desire to valorize, develop and promote their heritage.

If a village demonstrates to have these characteristics, it can become part of this exceptional club, which now includes approximately 260 centers and is a true quality certificate for visitors…try it for yourself!


Elisa Mazzini

Social Media Manager for @inEmiliaRomagna and full-time mom.

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