Bestsellers now being made into movies and a TV series
The daunting task of choosing Europe’s “most secret villages” – enchanting mini-destinations that North American travellers have not yet discovered but soon will – is taken on by the travel trade website Smarter Travel. One of these is Fjällbacka, described as a “little-known fishing village of 1,000 residents on Sweden’s west coast”. Drawing on many foreign tourists’ growing fascination with Nordic crime fiction, the village is also a “perfect setting for a crime novel. It’s remote. It’s beautiful. And everyone knows each other.” Swedish crime writer Camilla Lackberg has published two bestsellers set in Fjällbacka, and these are now being made into movies and a TV series called “The Fjällbacka Murders”.
Other “secret villages” in Europe named in the article include Massa Marittima in Italy, Grignan in France, Cadaques in Spain, Kotor in Montenegro and Lower Slaughter in England.
[pictured: Fjallbacka; courtesy F.A.E.]