It’s been said that : ‘History is best left untouched’.
And we can see why.
Secluded hamlets of charming cottages. Pockets of centuries-old, hand-hewn, crumbling stone buildings. Hidden, mysterious, and often so difficult to reach, that you wonder if it’s worth the effort? But it’s this very isolation, far from the beaten track, that makes this journey that much more enticing, as you venture forth to discover the enchanting secrets that lie ahead.
Welcome to the unspoiled and untouched. Presenting some of the most inspiring, picture perfect villages the world has (n)ever seen:
Many tourists know London to be rainy, grey and foggy. But take a trip out into the country, and head to the designated ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ – and your efforts will be well-rewarded. Bibury is a tiny 17th century village where time has stood still. Rows of quaint stone cottages quietly radiate an aura of calm, peace and tranquility. Sit back, relax and dwell in the silence.
The picturesque village of Hallstatt is made up of a lovely collection of traditional buildings built in typical Austrian architectural-style. To top it all off, this little village sits in a simply idyllic setting: in the rear, a backdrop of awesome mountains and forests; and in front, a vast, shimmering lake. Truly breathtaking.
From narrow lanes to quiet canals, half-timbered houses and a peace of mind, Colmar is definitely one of the ‘must visit’ picture perfect villages in Europe.
Tellaro occupies the eastern-most tip of Golfo dei Poeti – a region of little villages that has attracted and inspired ‘la creme de la creme’ of Italy’s poets over the years. The taste of gelato, the feel of the sea breeze and the glorious satisfaction when you get to explore Italy’s architecture. “Bella Italia” means beautiful Italy. Today, Tellaro may not be as famous or popular as the iconic Portofino or Cinque Terre, but we’re willing to bet it won’t be long before it takes its rightful place.
The Vikings will approve of this glorious scene: a picture perfect fishing village located in the middle of the mountainous wilderness of Norway. North of the Arctic Circle, Reine brings together the wilderness of the Vikings, the comfy and preserved villages of fishermen and the magical front-row views of the sky and moon.
Visiting one of these picture perfect villages in Europe guarantees time well spent. Untouched beauty at its very best.