These small towns around the world are surprisingly big on beauty. So if you’re big on striking small towns, look no further. Here are 61 of the most beautiful small towns in the world.

1.  Tombstone, USA

This Arizona town is said to be “a living relic” of the old wild west days of gunslingers and cowboys. It features quirky storefronts, old saloons, and the popular Gunfighter Hall of Fame.

2.  Varenna, Italy

Nestled on the shore of Lake Como, this commune was founded in AD 769 by fishermen. It includes terraced gardens, pastel-colored homes, a café-lined waterfront, and the Villa Monastero.

3.  Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

In English, this is named the “red fortress above the Tauber” river. This red-roofed, medieval village on Romantic Road features cobblestone streets, gardens, museums, and defensive towers.

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  1. Your choices for best anything tend to be heavily biased to USA patriotism. In “most beautiful small towns in the world” I stopped half-way at Deadwood S.D., and Tombstone AZ was funny too. There are numerous small towns in many countries that will make those places look as silly as you. Try Norge, Suisse, Italia, Chile, Peru, New Zealand and Western Canada for starters.

  2. Hi!
    For the record, I, the writer, do not create the lists myself. (See now why I ignored you calling me silly?) Are some articles focused on one country? Yes, of course.

    They are not all focused on one country though and if you consider how many articles are actually on this site you will discover a variety of locations. My guess is we have probably published articles on every country you named since the site was launched. But let’s be honest, too. People like to visit the USA. (In fact, people are breaking the law to get into the US and stay there.)

    Not that I feel required to tell you this, but the website is actually owned by people from (last I heard) four different countries. The person who sends me the assignments/lists is not from the USA either. If it makes you feel any better, sometimes what I would choose to include on any given list isn’t included either.

    Use the search engine on the home page. I am sure you will find something to your liking. What else can I tell you other than I forgive you for calling me “silly”?

    Thank you for your comment.

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  4. Yes, it’s very popular. I think I have written about it several times. (Sadly, it’s been a while since I have been to Canada.)


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