(article by Isa Grassano in La Repubblica travel)
From Vigevano to Cisternino, from Sabbioneta to Massa Marittima, a guide to some beautiful small towns of Italy that deserve more fame and more visits.
"Wow I did not expect this! What a fantastic place!" How many times has this cry been uttered in a piazza by people who did not imagine that it could contain such beauty! There are many such places to discover in Italy, little known or off the big tourist trails. Yet each of them is a marvel! We chose ten sites that boast unparalleled treasures, protected by towers and bastions, surrounded by still-intact walls, not visited as much as they merit, too often hidden along the nameless byways away from the national motorways. All of them treasures waiting to be discovered.
|The Piazza Ducale, Vigevano|
|The Piazza Ducale, Sabbioneta|
|Sant'Arcangelo di Romagna|
|The piazza, Cisternino|
(Translation: A Curran)