The Most Colorful Cities In The World

Published March 28, 2012
Updated February 8, 2019

Tired of the monotonous shades of grey in your town? Take an escape to some of the most colorful cities in the world.

The Most Colorful Cities: Riomaggiore, Italy

Most Colorful Cities In The World Riomaggiore Italy

Riomaggiore is a scenic seaside town in Italy whose origins date back to the 8th century. It is believed that the early inhabitants of the Vara Valley settled in the ridges in search of a milder climate so that they could raise grapevines and olive-trees without the fear of pirate raids.

Riomaggiore Italy

Riomaggiore Photograph

Nyhavn, Denmark

Most Colorful Cities Nyhavn

Nyhavn is a gorgeous waterfront entertainment district in Copenhagen. The radiant area dates back to the 17th century and is lined with townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants while the canal is host to historical wooden ships.

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Nyhavn Denmark

Colorful Cities In The World Nyhavn Photograph

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