Culture

The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy 

Places to Go
Originally by
Updated June 14, 2019 1.4k votes 324 voters 23.7k views 40 items

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.

Check out more lists like Most Delicious Italian Beer and Tastiest Italian Cuisine to immerse yourself in Italian culture
list ordered by
1
Siena is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
emailgennarino added
2
Assisi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
BeatriceMeltemiFanetti added
3
Lucca is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
4
San Gimignano is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
BeatriceMeltemiFanetti added
5
Ravenna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
6
Padua is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
7
Taormina is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
MaryEllenHughes added Taormina
8
Orvieto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
BeatriceMeltemiFanetti added
9
Lecce is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
10
Capri, Campania is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
skypir876 added
11
Perugia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
PanagiotisStavropoulos added
12
Como is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
arun added
13
Urbino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
14
Matera is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
15
Parma is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
16
Siracusa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
smed1964 added Siracusa
17
Cadrezzate is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
yokaotoko added
18
Mantua is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
19
Cremona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
20
Bergamo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
smed1964 added
21
Corniglia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
Sparwasser added Corniglia
22
Barolo, Piedmont is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
tgreeno added
23
Portovenere is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
Sparwasser added Portovenere
24
Monterosso al Mare is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
Sparwasser added
25
Cesena is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy
BattistaTirondola added