Cinque Terre

by bethanybump

European travel appeals to me largely because of the prospect of meeting and mingling with locals. Equally enticing are the educational opportunities of seeing art and architecture, churches, museums, historical sites, and villages firsthand. This architecture is far from grand or ornate or significant. But it is simple, colorful and part of everyday life, as opposed to the Louvre or Cologne Cathedral.

The Arno river Pisa, Florence, Italy

Coastal village, Italy

Manarola in Liguria, Italy

Photos via Flickr, Flickr and Flickr.