It's one of the key rules of being a traveller: ask a local. But sometimes they're wrong.
Don't let the reputation of this Italian city rob you of a fabulous experience.
They're mad and bad, unclean and mean - or so the story goes. These are the cities with the worst reputation in the world.
Ugly can be beautiful, you just need to look beneath the surface. Here are some great cities that aren't pretty.
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Pizza is a serious business in the birthplace of a world culinary favourite.
Nobody seems to like this place, but it might be my favourite Italian city.
In this freeze-frame of 10 motion picture-perfect cities, David Whitley reveals why Italy is a cinema - and holiday - paradise.