Italian Firefighters Best in World

Italy’s firefighters – the best in the world

After a difficult few months working flat-out to assist people in the areas affected by earthquakes, extreme snowfall and a deadly avalanche, the Italian fire service finally has something to celebrate.
The Vigili del Fuoco were named the world’s best firefighters at a competition known as ‘the firefighting Oscars’.

 

Torre Campatelli, San Gimignano

San Gimignano is no doubt one of Italy’s prettiest historic villages.

Overlooking the Val d’Elsa from a hilltop in the Tuscan countryside, it has largely maintained the same structure and aspect it had in the Middle Ages, with its many towers forming an unmistakable skyline.