Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region. Its history dates from before the 8th century BC and it has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods. Main sights: Roman Theatre of Volterra, Piazza dei Priori, Palazzo dei Priori,
San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls, form
The Cisa Pass or La Cisa Pass, official name SS62, is a mountain pass in Italy that marks the division between the Ligurian and Tuscan Apennines. It is located on the border between northern Tuscany (Province of Massa-Carrara) and Emilia-Romagna (Province of Parma), near the source of the Magra River at an altitude of 1,040 meters (3,414 feet) above sea level.
The Col de Menée is a pass in the French Alps , located between the Vercors and Diois massifs , in the municipalities of Percy ( Isère ) and Treschenu-Creyers ( Drôme ), in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region , at 1,457 m altitude. It is considered to be the
Colle delle Finestre (el. 2178 m.) is a mountain pass in the Cottian Alps, in the Italian region of Piemonte, Italy, linking the Susa Valley and Val Chisone. The road was built around 1700 to gain access to the fortresses in the area, mainly the Forte di Fenestrelle. The road is
Shimla is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. In 1864, Shimla was declared as the summer capital of British India. It is the principal commercial, cultural and educational centre of the state. Small hamlets were recorded prior to
The castle of Castelbouc is now in a state of ruin, and is almost inaccessible. The castle is overlooking the Gorges du Tarn. The first trace of the castle dates back xii th century, then it is a possession of Stephen Castelbouc vassal Elijah Montbrun. The latter is commander of
Sainte-Enimie (Occitan: Santa Enimia) is a former commune in the Lozère department in southern France. On 1 January 2017, it was merged into the new commune Gorges du Tarn Causses. It was founded in the 7th century by Énimie, who started a convent there after
Peyre is a village in the Aveyron département, in southern France. Formerly an independent commune, it is part of the commune of Comprégnac since 1830. It belongs to "The most beautiful villages of France" association.