That European vacation you’ve always dreamed of is closer than you think! One of the most unique town names in our state is Italy Texas and it’s a charming little community about 45 miles south of Dallas. It’s no Venice, but it offers something even better, perhaps – a sense of Southern hospitality that only exists in small towns in Texas.

If you wanna explore more small towns in TX, watch this YouTube video by Econotravel highlighting some of the best towns that are worth visiting.

Visit the City of Italy website for more information.

Have you ever been to Italy, Texas? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience! Tell us in the comments. Don’t forget to check out our previous article for a nearby small town in Texas that’s loaded with history!

If you would like to extend your trip to Italy, here’s a charming bed and breakfast that is only a few miles away. 

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What to do in Italy, Texas?

Italy, Texas is a very small town, so don’t expect a lot of attractions. But, there are parks, shopping, as well as dining options that you should check out. In addition, as the article states, there are a few historical sites and buildings in town that are worth a visit. Luckily, Italy is just 45 miles south of Dallas, where you’ll have access to all that the city has to offer. Here are a few things to do near Italy that you will enjoy:

  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden
  • Klyde Warren Park - Uptown Dallas
  • Samurai Collection at The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum
  • Dealey Plaza - Historic West End Dallas
  • Fort Worth Water Gardens
  • General Worth Square - Downtown Fort Worth
  • Trinity Park Duck Pond - Cultural District Fort Worth

Here’s an article telling you more about these
attractions near Italy Texas.

What are some more small towns in Texas that are worth visiting?

There are lots of small towns in Texas that belong on your bucket list. Many of them have unique names just like Italy and these are a few that we recommend:

  • Fredericksburg, Gillespie County
  • Marfa, Presidio County
  • Luckenbach, Gillespie County
  • Poteet, Atascosa County
  • Turkey, Hall County
  • Gruene, Comal County
  • Schulenburg, Fayette County
  • Terlingua, Brewster County
  • Boerne,  Kendall County
  • Alpine, Brewster County

Are you up for a weekend getaway? Check out our previous article featuring the best small towns in Texas for a day trip or weekend adventure. 

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