Chuisa/Klausen in a German-Speaking Enclave in Italy
It is only a 5-minute walk into the delightful Tyrolean village, where German is the first language and Italian is taught in school. The older population speak a dialect of Austrian (reflecting the area's history as part of the Habsburg Empire) while younger folk are keen to practise English. This we learn, in German, over delicious coffee and cakes at the bakery/delikatessen. High above the village stand a tower, a church and a convent: a lovely 30-minute walk (we are told).