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Bova, “Greece” in Southern Italy

Bova is a hilltop village in Calabria, southern Italy. Located more than 800 meters above sea level, this ancient town is made up of steep alleys and stairways. To reach the top of the village, you need to be fit. Needless to say, the view from up there is fantastic. Bova is the cultural center of Calabrian Greek linguistic minority and most road signs are bilingual.

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Noto, Sicily

The town of Noto is a baroque jewel perched on a plateau overlooking a valley covered with citrus groves. It is easy to visit. All the monuments are on the main road. Its beauty comes from the tragic earthquake of 1693, after which the city was rebuilt in limestone, which over the years has taken a golden tint and a beautiful rose. The Baroque towns of Noto Valley has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002.

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Temple of Castor and Pollux in Agrigento, Sicily.

Temple of Castor and Pollux in Valley of the Temples in Agrigento with the city in the background.