The many colourful towns and cities in Europe have long been a reason in themselves to visit regions, and indeed countries, you perhaps might not have even considered visiting in the past.
I remember the first time I saw the colourful houses of Cinque Terre on Pinterest – I just couldn’t get the thought of them out of my mind for weeks and eventually had to book a trip to visit. The same happened with many places in Norway… and Wales…. and Spain… I really could go on and on!
What I tend to do, especially if I’m just on the hunt for a new destination to visit is to tie in a visit to a colourful place (e.g. Cinque Terre) with other places around it (e.g. Pisa and Florence). On that Cinque Terre trip, we headed there first, then popped into Pisa.