Wander logo

Best Small Towns to Visit in Italy | Michael Barbieri PhD

Outside of popular cities such as Rome, Venice, Piza, and Florence are worthwhile small Italian towns.

By Michael Barbieri, PhDPublished about a year ago Updated 5 months ago 3 min read

There is much to see and experience in Italy, whether with a group or solo traveler. From the rolling hills and beautiful wine regions to the beautiful coastal towns, it’s hard to see everything in one place.

If you’re planning on visiting Italy, but are not planning on staying in Florence, Venice, or Rome, then these are some remarkable cities that you should consider visiting.

Tuscany In Arezzo

Although Florence is known for its historical attractions, such as its art galleries and museums, the city center and surrounding areas can get very busy during the day. If you’re planning on visiting another town near Florence, take the train to the beautiful town of Arezzo. This small town is known for its quaint atmosphere and is surrounded by walls and gates. There are plenty of opportunities to experience the local cuisine and fine wine in nearby Florence.

Cinque Terre In Vernazza

One of the smaller towns known for its beautiful coastal towns is the town of Vernazza. It’s a great place to stay if you’re planning on visiting the area and want to see the fantastic sea views. Plenty of boat tours are available to take visitors to the towns known as the Cinque Terre. If you’re planning on hiking, then purchase a Cinque Terre card to get around the region and train freely between the towns.


If you’re planning on visiting the area and want to try the famous pizza of Naples, then take the ferry to Ischia. This small island is located eighteen nautical miles away from the island of Principessa. This location will allow you to get around the area and enjoy the best of both worlds. It’s also a great place to stay and explore the local attractions.


One of the most popular places in Verona is the Arena de Verona, a Roman amphitheater built in 30 A.D. This impressive structure is still in use and can still host large-scale opera performances. This area is known for its well-preserved ancient structures. Aside from being a fantastic place to visit, the Arena de Verona also features a variety of other attractions.

If you’re planning on visiting Italy, then you’re going to be able to enjoy some of the best food and views in the world. There are plenty of places to stay and explore in the country.

About Michael Barbieri PhD

Alongside a skilled and fulfilling professional career, Dr. Michael Barbieri has cultivated a rich personal life where he’s been able to enjoy hobbies and interests he’s accrued throughout his life. A phenomenally successful international businessman, Michael has distinguished himself in every industry he’s chosen to touch.

Perhaps most notably, Dr. Michael Barbieri was the youngest flight instructor and instrument and multi-engine instructor in St. Louis, Missouri, where he worked for a while as a Professional Commercial Pilot for several corporations.

Additionally, Dr. Michael Barbieri is a Professional Bodybuilder and the owner of Body Builders Inc., where he operated ten of the largest independently owned bodybuilding facilities in the Midwest. A groundbreaking figure, Michael was also the first one to introduce a co-ed workout facility in 1978, where men and women could work out together. Dr. Barbieri also served as a judge for the National and International PCN and IFBB Professional Bodybuilding Judge. Dr. Barbieri has also served as the owner of BBC Finance and the Federal Collection Agency. He is also an accomplished musician and has had multiple articles written on his success in myriad areas.

All of Dr. Michael Barbieri’s hard work and success have earned his induction into the Marquis Who’s Who in America in 2021 for his accomplishments throughout his lifetime in multiple industries. Through his work in law enforcement, Dr. Michael Barbieri has worked to successfully solve six Cold Case Murders, two of which happened in foreign countries. He is also trained on kidnappings – both domestic and foreign – and has worked with numerous governmental agencies around the world.


About the Creator

Michael Barbieri, PhD

Michael Barbieri, PhD is an experienced private investigator who has led a significant number of successful missions, resulting in solving cold case murders, kidnappings, domestic investigations, and more.

Reader insights

Be the first to share your insights about this piece.

How does it work?

Add your insights


There are no comments for this story

Be the first to respond and start the conversation.

Sign in to comment

    Find us on social media

    Miscellaneous links

    • Explore
    • Contact
    • Privacy Policy
    • Terms of Use
    • Support

    © 2023 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.