The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy

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List Criteria: Italian cities or towns that have fewer than 100,000 inhabitants

There are so many wonderful, small cities in Italy, each with it's own unique  character.  Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to squeeze every Italian city in your travel itinerary. To help you plan a memorable trip, we've listed the small cities in Italy that are definitely worth a stop.

Italy is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, welcoming millions each year, but top vacation spots in Italy like Rome, Venice, Florence, Naples, and Vatican City get much of the love. Small cities like Siena, Perugia, and Assisi pack just as much punch for travelers as the larger cities with attractions like universities, museums, and stadiums. Luckily, the existing inexpensive rail system and other public transportation makes reaching these cities relatively easy. Once there, walking will allow you to see all the cities these hidden gems have to offer.

Check out more lists like Most Delicious Italian Beer and Tastiest Italian Cuisine to immerse yourself in Italian culture
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    Tuscany, Italy

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    Marche, Italy

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    Taormina is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy

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    Taormina

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    Perugia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy


    Perugia

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    Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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    Capri, Campania is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy

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    Capri, Campania Campania, Italy

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    Basilicata, Italy

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    Lombardy, Italy

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    Pitigliano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy

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    Pitigliano itigliano is a town in the province of Grosseto, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) south-east of the city of Grosseto, in Italy. The municipality covers an area of 102.89 square kilometres

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    Mantua is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy


    Mantua Lombardy, Italy

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    Siracusa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy

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    Siracusa

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    Lombardy, Italy

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    Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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    Barolo, Piedmont Piedmont, Italy

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    Soleto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy

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    Soleto Apulia, Italy

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    Tuscany, Italy

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    Bergamo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy

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    Bergamo Lombardy, Italy

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    Province of Genoa, Italy

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    Varese is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy

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    Varese Lombardy, Italy

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    Cesenatico is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy

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    Cesenatico Romagna Italy

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    Corniglia Liguria Italy

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    Portovenere is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy

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    Portovenere Liguria Italy

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    Province of La Spezia, Italy

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    Liguria, Italy

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    Riomaggiore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy

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    Riomaggiore Liguria, Italy

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    Monterosso al Mare is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy

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    Monterosso al Mare Liguria, Italy

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    Varenna is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy

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    Varenna Lombardy, Italy

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    Varena, Trentino Trentino-Alto Adige/South Tyrol, Italy

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    Sori Liguria, Italy

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