If it is a list of the most beautiful villages & towns in Italy that you are after then here it is. However, let me share with you a little secret....
It is pointless to search for the perfect Italian town or village. There are thousands of them. The best thing to do is find a well preserved medieval town/village, one not overwhelmed by tourists, and then do this...
I wake up at first light and explore old cobbled lanes in ancient towns.
Nobody is about, it's just me and the cats. It's so quiet, my steps echo in the alleyways,
Yet I never feel alone.
I feel God is nearby, the weight of centuries hangs in the air. I can almost hear the voices that have come and gone through the centuries hanging in the breeze.
Lives that once were so important are no more but ancient towns like this keep them alive. It's as if lives lived here are never forgotten, they live on in these streets, inside the medieval churches, in the souls of locals.
In the modern world I grew up in I never felt that.
If you weren't modern, if you weren't up with the latest fads, if you were old... you were forgotten.
That's why I love Italy: old is never forgotten, getting old is something to be proud of. Those wrinkles on faces, on old buildings, that peeling plaster, the cracks, the scars. It's what gives Italy soul. It's what so much of the modern "facelifted' world lacks.