Italy’s most popular destinations attract millions of visitors each year for good reason—they are places of almost indescribable beauty or home to epochal art (or both). Everyone wants to visit these charmed locales and in summer, it can seem as if everyone does. So where to go if you want to escape the crowds? (Or at least a lot of them—all bets are off during peak travel weeks in August.) While one place is never exactly like another, these five spots offer a lot of what drew visitors to their more famous counterparts —and offer gentler prices, too.