Small towns in Itay- your favorites?

Sep 3rd, 2010, 08:30 AM
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Small towns in Itay- your favorites?

One of my favorite things to do while traveling in Italy is exploring small towns. These are usually towns with a population of less than 4000 and not full of tourists. I am curious as to what some of your favorite towns fitting this description might be. A few of mine are...

Sorano, Tuscany
Bettona, Umbria
Monte Castello di Vibio, Umbria
Montisi, Tuscany
Castelmuzio, Tuscany
Scheggino, Umbria
Castiglione d'Orcia, Tuscany
Rocco d'Orcia, Tuscany
Roccalbegna, Tuscany
Tellaro, Liguria
Bagnone, Tuscany
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Sep 3rd, 2010, 08:37 AM
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Loved Tellaro!
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Sep 3rd, 2010, 01:39 PM
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I can play that game--I love small towns:
Noto, Sicily
Bevagna, Umbria
Pitigliano, Tuscany
Spello, Umbria
Levanto, Liguria
Orta San Guilio, Piemonte
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Sep 3rd, 2010, 04:05 PM
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I have a couple, both which I have visited. My grandparents came from Naso, in Sicily, and San Mango D'Acquino, in Calabria. Both towns are gorgeous. Typical small Italian towns with good people and fine restaurants.
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Sep 3rd, 2010, 04:16 PM
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Trevi, Umbria
Spello, Umbria
San Quirico d'Orcia, Tuscany
Bracciano, Lazio

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Sep 3rd, 2010, 04:26 PM
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Baveno (located on Lago Maggiore, with easy ferry access to any/all of the Borromeo Islands and Stresa)

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Sep 3rd, 2010, 04:26 PM
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ortona d'marsi
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Sep 3rd, 2010, 04:30 PM
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Waldo;

WOW!
My father was born in Capri Leone. It is
my ancestrial home. We have visited it several times
It's only about 15 miles from Naso. We have actually been to Naso and ate at La Perla just outside of the town.
Naso is a big city compared to Capri leone

So my favorites (at least right now)....

Capri Leone - Sicily
Genzano di Roma - Lazio
Pizzo - Calabria
Maratea - Basilicata
Sant'Agata de' Goti - Campania
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Sep 3rd, 2010, 11:36 PM
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Montecolognola, Umbria
Vallo di Nera, Umbria
Castelluccio di Norcia, Umbria
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Sep 4th, 2010, 11:31 AM
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What a blast! You like Pizzo. That town is about ten miles from my other favorite town, San Mango D'Acquino in Calabria.
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