3. Cinque Terre, Italy
There are few places in the world that evoke childlike wonder, but colorful Cinque Terre, Italy, is definitely one of them. Best explored by boat or foot, Cinque Terre, or “five lands,” are a set of five towns on the rugged northwestern coastline of Liguria, Italy. Straight out of a painting, these colorful towns decorate the Italian coastline with shades of red, yellow, pink and orange on its extremely steep hills. This UNESCO World Heritage Site used to be a group of fishing villages that eventually became wine villages, but now finds most of its income from tourism.