Borgo Medievale di Poppi
Borgo Medievale di Poppi
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TerSag
Bury St. Edmunds, UK983 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We awaken eat morning to the view across the valley to Poppi. A proper fortified hill town, with a medieval castle standing proudly. It seems to be part typical Italian hill town, and part medieval film set, waiting for Spielberg to come and do his thing. There's a touch of Venician influence. A lovely place.
Written 22 May 2023
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Brun066
Florence, Italy13,124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Apart from the fortress of the Conti Guidi, an undoubted landmark of Poppi and a sign of its leading role in the past over the entire Casentino area (and which, however, I had already visited several times), it is the historic center of Poppi, lying at the foot of the fortress, the element of the city that struck me most.
Above all, the continuity of the arcaded structure on both sides of the main street (via Cavour) is impressive. An arrangement with arcades of this length is quite unusual in Tuscany, and provides a strong personality to the street and to the whole village.
As is known from the most illustrious Italian example for the ancient arcades, ie Bologna, the formation of the arcades depends on the specificity of the urban planning regulations of the past centuries: if they admit (or impose) the presence of covered passages on the ground floor of the houses, the result is precisely the arcade. But I could not find information on how this particular structure was formed in Poppi (to a greater extent than other towns in the Casentino) where this structure is present.
The presence in Poppi of a strong territorial power (first the main seat of the Counts Guidi, from 1440 the "Vicars", ie a sort of governors) of the Florentine Republic (with jurisdiction over the entire Casentino region), undoubtedly meant that Poppi was the "backyard" of such power, and therefore required particular attention to the management of Poppi's built form. But this is my conjecture, which I am unable to prove.
In this unitary context, other elements are included that define the personality of the village: such as the walls (in which four doors are open), the spectacular Sanctuary of the "Madonna del Morbo" (Our Lady of the Plague), featuring a central plan , and the church of the ancient Benedictine abbey of San Fedele, at the far end of the town opposite that of the Rocca.
Overall, Poppi thus fully deserves the brand that has been attributed to it, of "One of the most beautiful villages in Italy"
Written 8 November 2021
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Cocciolino2015
Perugia, Italy450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
As impossibile as it seems,this small Tuscan town really does have an atmosphere that sets it apart from all the other towns in the same valley. Definitely worth exploring on foot.
Written 23 October 2018
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia5,295 contributions
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Sept 2018 • Couples
The history of the small town of Poppi goes back to the 12th century when it became the main residence of the Counts Guidi. The castle was built then, but it was completely rebuilt in the 13th century. The picturesque castle is not the only reason to visit this place, a lovely and peaceful village with the medieval architecture and atmosphere.
Written 19 October 2018
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mircons87
337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
A very beautiful village that has maintained its human dimension without becoming a tourist trap, filling itself only with accommodation facilities and restaurants.
We tend to only talk about the castle (splendid and overlooking the village), leaving aside the timeless beauty of the porticoes and small hidden paths.
Fortunately it has not gone the way of other Tuscan and Umbrian villages which have become dollhouses for tourism and this is where its strength and attraction lies.
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Written 17 February 2024
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Luciano B
Treviso, Italy1,094 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The village actually did not correspond to my expectations except for the beautiful castle (outside and inside) which is located just outside the town. Luckily, at lunch time we found the only restaurant in the village "La Taverna del Castello" which fully satisfied us with its typical Tuscan dishes.
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Written 22 September 2023
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Fortunato
Milan, Italy19,539 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The village has interesting features starting from the completely porticoed streets, the small and suggestive streets and of course the castle that dominates the village.
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Written 5 September 2023
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Elena D
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Nice medieval place, devoid of everything and without enough bars or restaurants to welcome guests. There is very little to say.
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Written 9 August 2023
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