For centuries, tourists have flocked to Italy in their droves, spellbound by Roman ruins, Venetian canals, and coastal scenery. But much of the country remains little known to those outside Italy, despite being just as beautiful. Venturing off the beaten track means you’re helping the economy of smaller towns, won’t end up with the same Instagram shots as everyone else, and may even find a bargain. So this summer, ditch the crowds of Florence, Venice and Pompeii for one of our seven hidden gems of Italy.
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