The small treasures of this selection may not always appear in the top 10 of best travel destination, but certainly are recommended to know its rich beauty heritage, this charming towns are the best destinations to enjoy a short break.
Segovia, a walk through history
From the viewpoint of La Pradera de Segovia, is sensed the monumentality that awaits us in that city a World Heritage Site (1985). The historical center rises on a watchtower that flank the rivers Eresma and Clamores, a strategic location and appreciated by the Romans when they built the Aqueduct (first century). This magnificent work of engineering stands in the place of Azoguejo dedicated to market, but today is full of mesons. Here begins a repertoire of noble houses, palaces and Romanesque churches culminating in the cathedral, nicknamed by its harmonious lines ” the Lady of the Castedrales ”. The brooch ride is the Alcazar (XI-XV), from whose tower, Alfonso X the Wise studied the firmament.
Rothenburg, Medieval Bavaria
In the twelfth century when King Conrad III of Germany transfer his imperial court to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the city is began to beautify. From that time is the Altstadt district, a medieval jewel that preserves cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and the wall, with twelve towers connected by a walk around the city, overlooking the Tauber Valley. The center is occupied by the Market Square from which starts the Schmiedgasse, a pedestrian street full of shops and mesons. It is reached to the Plonlein house built in a bifurcation, is now the most photographed corner of the city. Rothenburg is a very popular stage and visited of the Romanesque Route of Germany, which covers the most beautiful villages in the south of the country.
Dubrovnik, the mirage of the Adriatic
Known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, the beautiful Dubrovnik seems to float on the sea that surrounds it and that became one of the best protected enclaves of the Middle Ages. Typically enter the walled city from the Old Port and lead to the central Luza Square. Since there will be a pleasure to wander by staggered and pedestrian lanes which house shops, restaurants and 300 monuments of the Unesco. Worth contemplating the set from a high place and, therefore, the best is to follow the path that runs on its sturdy walls of almost 2 km long, 25 m high and up to 6 m thick. The view encompasses the entire city and the blue sea of the Dalmatian Coast that has always accompanied it.
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Siena, the artistic jewel of Tuscany
Siena lies between the rolling and with wine aroma of the beautiful Tuscany hills. The Piazza del Campo (XII century), Old Market Square is the heart of this artistic city and Heritage Site. Today welcomes visitors, especially in summer, when it becomes the stage of the famous Palio, a horse medieval tournament. The square is dominated by the Pubblico Palace, seat of local government since 1310, and the Mangia Tower (XIV century), an excellent vantage point. A unique way to visit Siena is through the landscapes of the center, connecting the buildings above the streets. But far from being a museum city, Siena is famous for ‘Sapere vivere’, as evidenced by its many restaurants and wineries.