Welcome to Castelmezzano & Pietrapertosa

Castelmezzano is surely one of Italy's most theatrical villages: the houses huddle along an impossibly narrow ledge that falls away in gorges to the Rio di Caperrino. Pietrapertosa is possibly even more amazing: the Saracen fortress at its pinnacle is difficult to spot as it is carved out of the mountain. Despite difficulties of access, the towns can be swarmed by Italian tourists on weekends and holidays. Foreign visitors are scarcer.

You can 'fly' between these two dramatic settlements courtesy of Il Volo dell'Angelo, two heart-in-mouth ziplines across the void.

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Castelmezzano & Pietrapertosa in detail