We start the week presenting one of those rankings that we like so much. And we are sure you will like this one too. Prepared by the magazine National Geographic, shows the ten towns with the best views in the world.
Located on top of a mountain, attached to volcanic walls or balancing on a cliff, all these villas are surrounded by a beautiful environment and also have a valuable history to tell. Before showing you, we want to give you a hint: two Spanish towns are among the 10 best towns with the best views on the planet. Do you want to join us? We assure you that you will not regret it!
Cordes du Ciel, France
The first place on this list prepared by National Geographic goes to Cordes du Ciel, a town located in the department of Tarn, in the Midi-Pyrénées region. It is a small villa medieval walled nestled in a rock watchtower. It is, without a doubt, one of the best preserved medieval towns.
Fontainhas, Cape Verde
From France we moved to Cape Verde. In this island state of Africa, specifically in the north of the island of Santo Antão, is Fontainhas, a small town built between volcanic rocks. As you can imagine, it is surrounded by spectacular scenery.
We return to Europe to tell you about Ortahisar, a town located in the region of Cappadocia, in Turkey, whose name means "medium castle". From this enclave you can get wonderful views of the stone expanse.
At number 4 on the list we find the first Spanish town. It is Montefrío, a town located in the province of Granada. As they affirm from the prestigious magazine, this population wedged between two profound slashes marvel at its fortified silhouette. In the surroundings of Montefrío you can find rocks and calcareous cliffs with different vestiges of Neolithic settlements.
In fifth position we find Agira, an Italian municipality in the province of Enna, in the interior of Sicily. With vestiges prehistoric, roman and greek, this population not only shows part of the history of Sicily, but it allows us to enjoy wonderful views.
Villars sur Ollon, Switzerland
We are still in Europe, although in this case we move to Switzerland, where we find the number 6 town in the ranking. It is Villars sur Ollon, a town alpine belonging to the Vaud department. This town not only stands out for being a ski resort in winter and hiking in summer, but for offering stunning views of Mont Blanc.
We return to France to tell you about Bonifacio, a beautiful town that is ranked number 7 on the list. Located in the department of Southern Corsica, on the island of Corsica, this town is located on a beautiful Cliff. From the top you can get beautiful views of Sardinia.
In eighth position we find Orvieto, a town located in the province of Terni, in the Umbria region (Italy). Specifically, the villa is in a rock that emerges from a great plain of volcanic origins.
The only Greek town on the list is Vatheia, a town located on the Mani peninsula. As you can see in the image, it is located on top of a hill, offering spectacular views of the sea and the olive trees that surround it.
Castellfollit de la Roca, Spain
Finally, we have to talk about the second Spanish town on the list. It is Castellfollit de la Roca, which surprises for its spectacular location: on an impressive cliff basaltic about 50 meters high and 1 kilometer long. In our article "Castellfollit de la Roca, a spectacular town in Catalonia" you will find more information about this beautiful enclave.
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