I Borghi più belli d'Italia

I Borghi più belli d'Italia[a] (Italian pronunciation: [i ˈborɡi pju bˈbɛlli diˈtaːlja]) is a non-profit private association of small Italian towns of strong historical and artistic interest,[2] that was founded in March 2001 on the initiative of the Tourism Council of the National Association of Italian Municipalities, with the aim of preserving and maintaining villages of quality heritage.[3] Its motto is Il fascino dell'Italia nascosta ("The charm of hidden Italy").[4]

I Borghi più belli d'Italia
The most beautiful villages of Italy
Formation2001
TypeNon-profit association
Purposepromotion and enhancement of history, landscape, culture and tourism
Location
Region served
Italy
Membership
349 (2023)[1]
Official language
Italian
President
Fiorello Primi
AffiliationsThe Most Beautiful Villages in the World
Websiteborghipiubelliditalia.it

Founded with the intention of contributing to safeguarding, conserving and revitalizing small villages and municipalities, but sometimes even individual hamlets, which, being outside the main tourist circuits, they risk, despite their great value, being forgotten with consequent degradation, depopulation and abandonment.[5] Initially the group included about a hundred villages, which subsequently grew up to 349 in 2023.[1]

In 2012, the Italian association was one of the founding members of the international association The Most Beautiful Villages in the World, a private organization that brings together various territorial associations promoting small inhabited centers of particular historical and landscape interest.[6]

Description edit

Admission criteria edit

The criteria for admission to the association meet the following requirements: integrity of the urban fabric, architectural harmony, livability of the village, artistic-historical quality of the public and private building heritage, services to the citizen as well as the payment of an annual membership fee.[7]

Initiatives edit

The association organizes initiatives within the villages, such as festivals, exhibitions, fetes, conferences and concerts that highlight the cultural, historical, gastronomic and linguistic heritage, involving residents, schools, and local artists.[8] The club promotes numerous initiatives on the international market.[9][10][11][12][13][14] In 2016, the association signed a global agreement with ENIT,[15] to promote tourism in the most beautiful villages in the world.[16] In 2017, the club signed an agreement with Costa Cruises[17] for the enhancement of some villages, which are offered to cruise passengers arriving in Italian ports aboard the operator's ships.[18]

Regional subdivision edit

The regional subdivision of the villages members of the association is as follows: 31 in Marche, 30 in Umbria, 29 in Tuscany, 26 in Liguria, 25 in Abruzzo and Lazio, 24 in Lombardy, 23 in Sicily, 19 in Piedmont, 16 in Emilia-Romagna, 15 in Trentino-Alto Adige and Calabria, 14 in Apulia, 13 in Friuli Venezia Giulia, 11 in Veneto, 10 in Campania, 9 in Sardinia and Basilicata, 4 in Molise and 3 in Aosta Valley.

Villages edit

Northern Italy edit

 
Fontainemore
 
Brisighella
 
Castell'Arquato
 
Etroubles
 
Palmanova
 
Montefiore Conca
 
Orta San Giulio
 
Cervo
 
Framura
 
Vernazza
 
Gromo
 
Bellano
 
Vogogna
 
Chiusa
 
Castelrotto
 
Sabbioneta

Central Italy edit

 
Nemi
 
Sperlonga
 
Amatrice
 
Santo Stefano di Sessanio
 
Pacentro
 
San Felice Circeo
 
Orvinio
 
Offagna
 
Capalbio
 
Sarnano
 
Cetona
 
Norcia
 
Vallo di Nera
 
Anghiari
 
Civita di Bagnoregio
 
Spello

Southern Italy edit

 
Alberobello
 
Bosa
 
Castelsardo
 
Acerenza
 
Pietrapertosa
 
Fiumefreddo Bruzio
 
Erice
 
Tropea
 
Atrani
 
Cefalù

See also edit

Notes edit

  1. ^ Variously translated as "the most beautiful villages of Italy", "Italy's most beautiful villages", "Italy's most beautiful towns" and "Italy's prettiest villages".

References edit

  1. ^ a b "A Neive: Borgo diVino in tour 2023" (in Italian). Retrieved 28 July 2023.
  2. ^ "Borghi più belli d'Italia. Le 14 novità 2023, dal Trentino alla Calabria" (in Italian). Retrieved 28 July 2023.
  3. ^ "I Borghi più belli d'Italia, la guida online ai piccoli centri dell'Italia nascosta" (in Italian). Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  4. ^ "I "Borghi più belli d'Italia"" (in Italian). Retrieved 3 August 2023.
  5. ^ "borghi più belli d'Italia si confermano tappa obbligata per conoscere l'altra Italia" (in Italian). Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  6. ^ Splendiani, Simone (2017). Destination management e pianificazione turistica territoriale: Casi e esperienze in Italia (in Italian). Franco Angeli. p. 52.
  7. ^ "Regolamento" (PDF) (in Italian). Retrieved 28 July 2023.
  8. ^ "Scopri tutti gli Eventi dei Borghi" (in Italian). 24 December 2019. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
  9. ^ "Ministero degli Affari Esteri/Istituto italiano di cultura" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 3 March 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  10. ^ "ENIT, sito ufficiale/Borghi più belli d'Italia a Stoccolma" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 3 March 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  11. ^ "ENIT, sito ufficiale/Borghi più belli d'Italia a Londra" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 3 March 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Borghi più belli d'Italia a Mosca/12/01/2014 da Centro Economia e Sviluppo Italo Russo" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 3 March 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Borghi più belli d'Italia a New York/VNY" (in Italian). 15 January 2016. Archived from the original on 3 March 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Associazione Borghi più belli d'Italia presentata a Madrid/Camera Commercio Italiana per la Spagna" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 3 March 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Res Tipica, Italia da conoscere, associazione costituita da ANCI e Associazioni Nazionali delle Città di Identità" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 3 March 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  16. ^ "In Giappone "I Borghi più belli d'Italia"/Il sole24ore" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 3 March 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Sito ufficiale Costa Crociere" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 3 March 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  18. ^ "Costa Crociere: partnership con l'associazione dei Borghi più belli d'Italia/GV" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 3 March 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  19. ^ "Valle d'Aosta" (in Italian). Retrieved 31 July 2023.
  20. ^ "Emilia Romagna" (in Italian). Retrieved 31 July 2023.
  21. ^ "Friuli Venezia Giulia" (in Italian). Retrieved 31 July 2023.
  22. ^ "Liguria" (in Italian). Retrieved 31 July 2023.
  23. ^ "Lombardia" (in Italian). Retrieved 31 July 2023.
  24. ^ "Piemonte" (in Italian). Retrieved 31 July 2023.
  25. ^ "Trentino Alto Adige" (in Italian). Retrieved 31 July 2023.
  26. ^ "Veneto" (in Italian). Retrieved 31 July 2023.
  27. ^ "Abruzzo" (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  28. ^ "Lazio" (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  29. ^ "Marche" (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  30. ^ "Molise" (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  31. ^ "Toscana" (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  32. ^ "Umbria" (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  33. ^ "Puglia" (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  34. ^ "Basilicata" (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  35. ^ "Calabria" (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  36. ^ "Campania" (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  37. ^ "Sardegna" (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  38. ^ "Sicilia" (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2023.