Assissi, Italy - this is truly one of the most beautiful and serene places I have ever visited. The cathedral was much smaller than the Vatican, of course, but the frescoes by Giotto were breathtaking. I would return in a heart beat.
Assisi, Italy Seriously, all the streets are flanked with walls just like this one, and no gas-powered vehicles are allowed up in the city either, which makes it very quiet and a really quaint and relaxing place to be.
Island of San Giulio, Italy, province of Novarra ~ region of Piemonte, Italy.