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Address: Piazza Castello, 13878 Candelo, Italy
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+39 015 253 6728

Old buildings with historical reenactments

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Nice medieval walled town

Close to the beautiful Alpine landscape around Biella (and close to both Milan and Turin) you can find this small walled town. Beautiful small medieval constructions, nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 30, 2016
Alberto B
Biella, Italy
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Biella, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Close to the beautiful Alpine landscape around Biella (and close to both Milan and Turin) you can find this small walled town. Beautiful small medieval constructions, nice restaurants, quiet atmosphere.

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Ljung, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Have only been there in the evening when the shops are closed, but have hear there are some nice shops. It is still an amazing place and very well preserved, it really brings you back to the medival era with its ancient fortification. It's also classed as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Well worth a visit.

Thank Maj-Britt W
Varese, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

"Ricetto" is a small fortified area located in towns and villages used to shelter products, livestock, farming equipment as local depot and people in case of attacks from enemies. This one is particularly interesting since is the only one to maintain medieval structure as per original designs with barns, walls and fortified towers. The majority of these ricettos spread in... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

It is like traveling back in the past. We accidentally found this town but we can recommend a visit.

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Masserano, Italy
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86 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

One of the most beautiful medieval borough in Piedmont. A visit is really worth it, even to taste a typical menu!

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015

A medieval village of the 14th century. Romantic and full of character. A must visit if in the area. Feast are held in September, easter and christmas and it makes the visit more worth it.

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London, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015

Very impressive ancient town. Has been restored but, as a result, is virtually 100% complete. Atmospheric: it is easy to imagine Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet being staged here and I understand the old town is often used as a film set. The most impressive place since visiting Viterbo near Rome a few years back.

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went there today, nothing open, no information about why there was essentially nobody there apart from about 10 lost and wandering tourists. Is this a weekend only place or what. Not a great advertisement for local tourism. Are all Italians on holiday

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Many people don't know several Dracula movies were filmed in this medieval town, but it is very well preserved and nice to walk around. There are a few residents but several shops and some vacant areas. It is a good representation of the town hundreds of years ago.

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Pollone, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2014

Ancient neighboroud adapt to a walk in the history. You can really feel the medieval age and you can "hear" the stories of the people who stored the grapes. the grain and made the wine in it. A great location to jump in past and also to see events and sometimes event inspired to the past.

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