The Most Colorful Places In Italy

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“I prefer living in color.” ~ David Hockney

So do I. That's why I have traveled to the most vibrant cities in Italy to feast my eyes on the vivid colors of nature, art, and architecture.

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Since living in Italy, I have discovered myriad places of colors - they are all colorful in their own ways. Most of the times, the colors are part of the architecture of a village, an island or a cathedral. For instance, the five villages in Cinque Terre are famous for their pastel-colored buildings, and the iconic image of the Burano Island in Venice is brightly-painted fisherman houses alongside a canal. Meanwhile, the Orvieto Cathedral in Umbria is admired for its rainbow-colored facade.

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Sometimes, the colors come from the arrangements of flowers such as in Spello in Umbria. Flower lovers can travel to Spello to attend the annual flower festival called Infiorate di Spello. It takes place on the occasion of the Corpus Domini feast (on the ninth Sunday after Easter). Meanwhile, art lovers must not miss the magical mosaics in Ravenna, one of my favorite cities in Italy. You can find mesmerizing mosaics all over Ravenna, and some of the highlights are the ones in Basilica of San Vitale and Mausoleum of Galla Placidia.

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The daily life in many Italian cities is filled with joyful design and unique masterpieces. A day in Italy is never dull. Here are the top recommendations from our editors:


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Vy Tran

Vy Tran

Born and raised in Hanoi, I strive to protect my Vietnamese identity while being a global citizen. Let me share with you some of the mysteries of Vietnam, which might make you decide Vietnam is your next destination to discover.

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