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Favorite Towns in Italy

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Recently, Valerie, at 2 Baci in a Pinon Tree, did a blog about her "Five Favorite Towns in Italy". Brad and I have discussed this many times, but I am fickle! I love so many, it is very hard to choose. Then, if we get more specific, the lists could go on and on. (favorite large city, favorite foodie town, favorite wine town, favorite shopping town, etc.) Oh my!

If we look ONLY at the big three, ROME would win for me. There is no place else with the energy, the grandeur, the quiet neighborhoods, the history, well, you know! While I also love Venice and Florence, Rome is my favorite.

If we eliminate those, here are my top five (in no particular order):

Acqui Terme

Bologna

Varenna

Chiavari

Lucca


If we go for picture postcard beautiful:

Montecciello
San Donato
Ravello
Spello
Castellina in Chianti

If we go for too many tourists, but still wonderful (and I will ALWAYS want to go back):

1. Pienza
2 San Gimignano
3 Cortona
4 Positano
5 Capri

I better post this before I change my mind again! I could have EASILY put 10 places in each of these lists!

For all of you Italy lovers, what are YOUR five favorites?

Comments (3)

At the moment, of the Big Three, Florence is my favorite, but that could change when I visit Venice again. Bill prefers Rome.

We both love Lake Como - have always stayed in the little town of Lenno, right next to Villa Balbianello, which is ultra-picturesque.

Florence, Venice, Lake Garda and any of the Medieval Hilltop towns!

Chiocciola:

This tough! Bologna, Matera, Lecce, Gubbio, Venice... maybe? I like Perugia a lot too...

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