A Walk in Nizza

Exploring history, food, and culture between the Belbo river and the vineyard hills of Monferrato

A stroll around the walls of Incisa Scapaccino


Incisa Scapaccino is a small village about five kms out of Nizza Monferrato, in the Belbo Valley, Piedmont, Northern Italy. A small industrial and agricultural center, Incisa hides one of the most fascinating and cozy Medieval centers in the area: Borgo Villa, the town’s historical center, is an undiscovered gem.

This morning, despite the overcast day, we took a stroll around the walls of Borgo Villa.
Here are some of the shots we took.
Click on the images to see a larger version.


  1. I love hidden gems such as this. Walking around a town gives you such a wonderful perspective not just of what is today, but how it was long before cars.

    • Absolutely yes.
      And I am always trying to catch these places without cars – during the week is best, as people will be out to work.

  2. What a beautiful rustic town. Your great photos really capture it.

  3. Looks like such a stunning place, thanks so much for sharing

  4. I love these quite moments, when you discover such gems. Italy and Europe and probably the entire World is full of these millions of these treasures, just waiting to be discovered.

  5. Interesting post! I love small, hidden, out-of-the way places! Thanks for sharing this!

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