Colourful Italian towns - Cinque Terre, Positano, Burano and Portofino architecture
There are definitely not enough colourful towns in Italy. Yet the ones that were created there are now a real attraction. Here we present the most beautiful colourful towns in this part of the world.
Cinque Terre (Five realms)
In 1997 this part of Liguarian Rivera was inscribed on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural and Natural Heritage. And it's hard to be surprised, as the tower-like houses on stony rocks resemble mostly a stack of colourful boxes. From yellow to red, pink and even blue. In the past they were used as living quarters and protection, so no wonder that the streets are hardly fit between the buildings.
A small fishing island just 9 kilometres from Venice known as the "Venetian lagoon". It was loudly about it when one of the residents hit on an idea to repaint the house’s facade. Formerly it was bright - just like in the old days - to facilitate the residents coming home during the morning fog. He had to ask the local authorities to use a particular paint colour - all because the certain colours could not repeat.
It has also been inscribed on the UNESCO list since 1997, although in the first half of 20th century it was a small fishing village. Now, an extensive town is erected on steep slopes, which impresses first of all with its narrow and historic buildings and fabulously colourful facades. There are no grey houses in Positano at all. Its charm has been appreciated by the film industry - it is visited by numerous Hollywood film crews.
This sleepy town full of several storey houses and palaces in cinnamon, vanilla and saffron colours, was built on rocks surrounded by the sea. Every strip of surface was used, as the buildings are squeezed between rocks and turquoise water. Some streets are so narrow that only pedestrians can use them. No wonder that Portofino, apart from Sorrento, for example, (where rows of colourful houses can be also found) is one of the most exclusive small holiday resorts in Italy. The old village is like a three-dimensional postcard - it is often called this way.