Top ten: Italy's weirdest place names

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Top ten: Italy's weirdest place names
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How does a long weekend in the village of Capracotta (cooked goat) sound? Or how about a trip to Purgatory? Welcome to the wonderful world of strange Italian place names!


You may have passed by Bra in Piedmont and sniggered to yourself, but did you know that the village was once struck by a brazen bra thief?

There are plenty of other places across Italy whose names are funny, rude or just plain bizarre.

We’ve come up with ten of the best, but if you know of anymore – and better still, have captured the place signs on camera – then please let us know in the comments section below.

In the meantime, click here to see the gallery of Italy’s weirdest place names.



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