Have you ever just visited a place that seemed right out of a fairy tale – one of those charming towns that you really can’t believe withstood the test of time throughout so many centuries?
The kind of place that sends shivers down your spine once you take that first breath of fresh, pure air.
Well Paloma, our faithful traveling home, has done it again, we are parked high on a Tuscan hill side, just below the walls of the town of Sorano, Italy (N42.68086 E11.71085).
Parking up and we were meet with the most amazing view over this town.
Leave behind the epic views from the camper park we walked the few hundred meters to the centre of Sorano, a jewel lying on a tuff stone (a rock of volcan origin) and visible for miles from the roads leading to it.
The view is particularly good if you come from the north, the town will show up in its entirety and you can admire its enchanting shape.
The town dates back to the Etruscan, but the labyrinth of its alleys, little squares and corners reflects the Medieval development of the place.
As we turned our final corner a small faded sign pointed us to a steep stair case which gave us 360 panoramic views of the houses somehow clinging to the side of the cliff over a narrow the gorge below – out of this world !
Once we had strolled about for a while off we went up to the Orsini Fortress, which stands proud high above the walled town.