Yes, Italy is one of my all time favourites, but like all major cities in the world, you only find the real people and traditional lifestyle when you get out into the smaller towns and villages. For many years I've packed my cameras, hopped on a motorbike and taken off. The results were always sensational.
Get out of the traditional tourist hot spots and step into some of Italy's most spectacular villages. These small towns may not have the grandeur that well-known cities have, but they do make up for it with their stunning views and picture-perfect medieval fortresses. Here are some examples of small towns in Italy.
Clancy's comment: Absolutely enchanting. The people are awesome and the food is magnificent.