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1. Posted by melpunk (Budding Member 42 posts) 8y

i'm going to italy in june. haven't decided where exactly but i want to avoid the big cities and towns, and go for something quieter and less explored.

any suggestions? thank you!

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

It depends where you want to go. The largest concentration of smaller towns that are still worth visiting can be found in eastern Tuscany, Umbria and northern Lazio.

3. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 8y

yah travel around Tuscany, but u wont find much in italy that hasnt been explored or quiet in the summer.

4. Posted by Kiowa (Inactive 62 posts) 8y

check the east coast and south Italy ;)

5. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 8y

There's travellers all over Italy now. Even in obscure places. Puglia is the best choice for you. If you're really that turned off by crowds, anywhere north of Naples will have it's tourist bunches and Sicily is slowly beginning to get an influx of them. Puglia is the region that forms the heel of the 'boot'. Lecce is a nice sized city that's relatively quiet. Great architecture. There are many little towns on the peninsula and along the Adriatic coast that, check out Otranto & Ostuni. Albinoleffe and it's trulli are a must see of course. Even the capital, Bari, is interesting. There are dozens of small villages along the coasts.

http://www.italianvisits.com/puglia/index.htm

Has some info on Puglia. There are other avenues out there, you just have to do a little searching