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15 Charming Small Towns You Need To Visit In Italy

Is this where fairytale characters live? Locations suggested by these answers on Quora.

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With a population of less than 2,000, this wondrous municipality is surrounded by a row of mountains and outlying settlements. The Visconti castle (pictured above on the right) was built in 1344.


Famous for its unique trulli constructions, Alberobello is a quaint town located in the Puglia region of Italy. Some of the dry stone huts even bare symbols, making them a must-see attraction.


This ancient village is entirely built of stone and is believed to have been established as a defense against the Saracens in the 13th century. Some of the houses have red or blue doors which makes the town ever more charming.

Vernazza is one of the five towns that make up the Cinque Terre region. It has about 1,200 residents and it's known as one of the truest fishing villages on the Italian Riviera. It also has a pretty killer view.


A town that was once famous for its breed of horses, Otranto has roughly 6,000 residents and has a stunning view of crystal clear waters. One of the main sights is the Castello Aragonese, a castle built in 1485.


This comune in southern Italy is located on the Adriatic Sea and has a popular beach. There's also a hotel there called Grotta Palazzese which has a cavernous restaurant that's highly recommended.

This majestic little town is lined with brightly colored buildings, palm trees, and has roughly 8,000 inhabitants. Most of the economy is fueled by agriculture and fishing.


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