Bale The Essential
A charming medieval village which is accessed via a paved street, la Grisa, lined with tall stone houses. It leads to the Piazza Tommaso Bembo, home to the town hall and the Palais Bembo, recognisable by its Gothic-Renaissance façade. The castle district, a marvel of architectural unity, is just a stone's throw away. Don't miss the Romanesque chapelle St Elie nearby.