If our Instagram feed is any indication, we love color here at F&F. I love it in my house (what are white walls?), in my wardrobe, on my nails, and especially love it when it can spice up some travel pictures when we're exploring. So, what better way to celebrate loving color than to do a round-up of our most colorful travels? Get to penny-pinching, pinning and planning so you can visit them, too!
Now, the whole city of Aarhus, where I lived for a short time during a "study abroad" stint in college, is not all colorful, but the "Your Rainbow Panorama" exhibit on top of the ARoS Museum downtown makes it worth a mention. The technicolored walkway on top of the museum gives you a 360-view of the beautiful Danish city, with different-colored perspectives along the way. It's a unique, photo-worthy piece of artwork that will literally get you seeing the world through rose-colored glass.
I'm a huge fan of this little Venetian island town, which is only accessible by boat, and dubbed it a "color lover's fever dream" when we wrote about it last year. It's rumored that the houses are painted different colors so that sailors drunkenly stumbling home would be able to recognize their row house from their neighbor's.
If you're ever looking at Italian travel pictures on Pinterest, you'll definitely find plenty of pictures of the seaside homes in Cinque Terre, a collection of five (cinque) tiny towns lining the Italian Riviera. We visited (and wrote about our stay!) this spring and enjoyed a wonderful weekend in Manarola, plus breathtaking views of the other four towns from the mountainous hiking trails.
I took a trip to Cork back in college on my first (and only, I think!) solo trip. Between pints of beer and plenty of hearty shepherd's pie, I loved the colorful homes, especially the multi-colored row houses in the small town of Cobh to the south, which was actually the last stop on the Titanic (though it was called Queenstown then!).
We just recently came back from Morocco (which we also wrote about!), and what a lively place it was! The beautiful colors — from the tiled walls, to the brightly-painted doors and the rich hues of dyed cloth — made the city was plenty inspiring. The cobalt-colored walls of Majorelle Gardens, renovated by Yves Saint-Laurent, definitely deserve a visit.
While looking for beaches along the Cote D'Azure in France, I stumbled upon photographs of the pale pink and yellow buildings of Menton. The city — which also had vibrant purple flowers blooming when we were there in June — had access to fantastic, yet also quiet beaches, and plenty of street food to keep us happy.
We're actually headed back to Positano this week, after honeymooning on there and on the Amalfi Coast two years ago! My husband's family will be in tow this time, but I cannot wait to sip limoncello and stuff my face with fruitti di mare pasta while staring at these sun-faded homes hugging the cliffsides.
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