Of course the shining sun of the Mediterranean helps bring out the colors of the Italian peninsula. However, there are some Italian towns that don’t need the sun’s rays to be colorful.
Colors of Italy: Blooming Towns
Bosa: Bosa is a lovely town situated on the west coast of Sardinia (still unexplored by the fleet of tourists), not surprisingly named “City of the Sun”. Its colorful houses that run uphill will leave you breathless. Over the town rises the caste “Castello di Serravalle”, which was built by the Tuscan Malaspina family. With only 4 euros you can enter the castle, admire the internal settings and the view from there. If you prefer the beach, stop at the Marina of Bosa where you can just relax and enjoy the sun.
Sirmione: this little town is situated on a peninsula on Lake Garda (the largest lake in Italy bordering with three different regions: Lombardia, Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige). Sirmione’s history dates back to the neolithic period and of course Roman relics were found. Sirmione offers several activities to satisfy every kind of traveller.
Relaxing at the Spa of the Terme of Sirmione, a natural thermal water spring discovered in the Renaissance.
Discover two most famous sites: Grotte di Catullo, which are the remains of a Roman villa and the Castello Scaligero, which was built on a cliff by the Scaglieri family.
For shoppers, enjoy your time exploring tiny boutiques.
If you visit Sirmione in the summertime, take the time for a nice, refreshing dip in the clean waters of Lake Garda.
Cinque Terre: these five villages are located on the Ligurian coast and are well-known for their indescribable beauty and charm: sea, good food and amazing colors! Every season of the year is appropriate for a visit since they manage to be beautiful even on a rainy winter day.
Murano & Burano: sailing away from the crowds of Venice with a short boat ride you will reach these two islands in the Venetian Lagoon. Murano is famous worldwide for its artigianal manufacturing of glass. Burano offers quiet and repose, especially after time spent among the crowds of Venice.
Alberobello: located in the heart of the region of Puglia, in Southern Italy. White is the principal color of this enchanting town. Its particular “cottages” named “Trulli” ara painted with white walls. At once time they were the homes of the farmers who worked and lived in the countryside of this area. The visit is worthwhile at any time, but due to the popularity, best to go off season so you will experience the real magic that is conveyed.