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List Rules 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.

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Siena is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
emailgennarino added Siena Tuscany, Italy

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Assisi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
BeatriceMeltemiFanetti added Assisi Umbria, Italy

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Ravenna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
Ravenna Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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Lucca is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
Lucca Tuscany, Italy

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San Gimignano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
BeatriceMeltemiFanetti added San Gimignano Tuscany, Italy

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Orvieto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
BeatriceMeltemiFanetti added Orvieto Umbria, Italy

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Padua is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
Padua Veneto, Italy

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Taormina is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
MaryEllenHughes added Taormina

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Perugia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Perugia Umbria, Italy

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Lecce is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
Lecce Apulia, Italy

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Capri, Campania is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
skypir876 added Capri, Campania Campania, Italy

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

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Cadrezzate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
yokaotoko added Cadrezzate Lombardy, Italy

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Parma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
Parma Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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

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Como is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
arun added Como Lombardy, Italy

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Siracusa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
smed1964 added Siracusa

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Bergamo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
smed1964 added Bergamo Lombardy, Italy

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

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Cesena is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
BattistaTirondola added Cesena Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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Benevento is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
Jordan Giordano added Benevento Province of Benevento, Italy

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Cremona is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
Cremona Lombardy, Italy

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Mantua is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
Mantua Lombardy, Italy

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Barolo, Piedmont is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
tgreeno added Barolo, Piedmont Piedmont, Italy

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Corniglia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
Sparwasser added Corniglia Liguria Italy

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Soleto is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
PaoloMargari added Soleto Apulia, Italy

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Camogli is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
smed1964 added Camogli Province of Genoa, Italy

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

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Varese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
yokaotoko added Varese Lombardy, Italy

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Varenna is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
smed1964 added Varenna Lombardy, Italy

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Riomaggiore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
Sparwasser added Riomaggiore Liguria, Italy

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Vernazza is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
Sparwasser added Vernazza Liguria, Italy

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Portovenere is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
Sparwasser added Portovenere Liguria Italy

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Poggibonsi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
mhiler added Poggibonsi Tuscany, Italy

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Monterosso al Mare is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
Sparwasser added Monterosso al Mare Liguria, Italy

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Manarola is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
Sparwasser added Manarola Province of La Spezia, Italy

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Salsomaggiore Terme is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
jschro1861 added Salsomaggiore Terme Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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Varena, Trentino is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
yokaotoko added Varena, Trentino Trentino-Alto Adige/South Tyrol, Italy

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Sori is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
yokaotoko added Sori Liguria, Italy