Mural Towns of Italy
The mural towns of Italy detailed here are something of a modern phenomenon in the country. In most cases, they're little villages off the beaten path that have created a new way of attracting visitors.
Each of the towns and villages below are open-air galleries where the very houses and other public buildings have been transformed by the murals on their walls.
The paintings themselves are known as murales, a Spanish word that's found its way into Italian to represent this particular art form. A particular hotbed of mural towns is Basilicata with the two nearby villages of Sant'Angelo Le Fratte and Satriano di Lucania.