Citta’ della Pieve has many churches to be sure, hence the name “city of the churches”. Perched atop a cliff in Umbria overlooking Tuscany, this town is very unique. When you walk the medieval street winding to the main piazza, you are overwhelmed by the elegant brickwork.
Famous for its clay soils the citizens built their ramparts and homes entirely of brick as they had no access to stone. However, its unique claim to fame is the narrowest street in Italy! Only 50 centimeters (18 inches) wide, it is the Vicolo Baciadonne.
Rumor has it that the owners of the two adjacent homes were in a feud and did not want their properties joining, hence the tiny street in between. Called the women kissing alley, it is narrow enough that one man could lean out the window of one home and kiss a woman in the other. Of course, most unlikely if they were feuding!
Lovers however like to walk down this street with just enough room to face each other and kiss to ensure good luck forever!