The colonial town of Tiradentes is so well preserved, and its natural setting so appealing, you could be excused for feeling like you’ve wandered onto a movie set. Cobbled lanes, flower-draped walls and some stunning colonial architecture make every step a delight – even more if you like to hike. The surrounding mountains are threaded with trails, Tiradentes’ hyperactive restaurant scene serves up delicious meals, both modern and traditional, and its charming guesthouses make a relaxing spot to recharge.