During our month in Europe (23 nights in Italy), we visited, by design and because of strong personal preference, exactly zero churches. If we get to return next year, we will aim to visit twice that many.
We would love to spend a couple of nights in a smaller centre, somewhere like Arezzo, Urbino etc. Because of our somewhat idiosyncratic preferences, if a town's ONLY attraction(s) is/are churches, then the appeal is much diminished for us. We'd love suggestions of any smaller towns in sort of "trans-appenine heartland" that would be worth staying 2-3 nights in with more to offer than churches. Thanks in advance!Edited: 11:53 pm, June 06, 2018