1Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy

Of the five coastal villages that make up Italy’s Cinque Terre, there’s none more romantic than Vernazza, a colorful cliffside town that dates back to around 1,000 AD.

Its vibrant buildings, in hues of coral, sun yellow, brick red, and sky blue, border a small harbor on one side; on the other, the 11th-century tower of Doria Castle.