The Italian government has taken a much more in-depth stab at this list. The Il Borghi piu d'Italia web site is slow to load (maybe a reminder to slow down?) but it's worth the wait.
The recommended villages are broken out into an interactive map - the north, centre and south, including Sicily.
Even for devout Italophiles, there's bound to be some new towns for you to visit.
|Vernazza, rebuilt after the 2011 mudslide, made the cut on both lists|