The 20 best places to visit in Europe

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Lluis Enric Mayans

Europe, also called the "Old Continent", is certainly one of the most popular destinations for tourists from all over the world. Will it be its cities so rich in history, or else white mountains of the Alps or the mild climate of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, but still today, when it comes to choosing the destination for a holiday, Italy, France, Spain and so on continue to exert a great fascination especially on those who, in the journey, seek first of all the pleasure of discovery.
If you too are a traveler who loves to discover less traveled places, here is the list of the 20 places to see in Europe: an excerpt of the ranking drawn up by the blog

20 - Nice, France

Nice is the most important town on the French Riviera: it offers wide sandy beaches for relaxing and swimming, trendy bars and restaurants. If you like to stroll among typical bars and markets, do not give up a visit to the "Old Nice", the oldest area of ​​the city which is behind the port. Its typical streets and narrow alleys that open into the Cours Saleya, the most cheerful and lively square in the city, are suggestive, where among the historical and architectural details it is also possible to shop at the market on fruit, vegetable stalls, typical products of the area and spices

The famous Promenade des Anglais, seven kilometers long, runs along the suggestive sea of ​​Nice and reaches the airport: it is the perfect place to stroll in total relaxation or to indulge in a bike ride along the cycle path.

  • Recommended period: Spring Summer
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19 - Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck is the capital of the Austrian Tyrol: in addition to the snow-covered slopes, a true paradise for winter sports lovers, it also offers numerous palaces, museums and architectural works such as the Golden Roof, symbol of the city. Numerous markets are also held in Innsbruck during the Christmas period.

It is perhaps the most "Italian" of the Austrian cities, thanks to its proximity to the Italian border. Precisely this makes it the ideal destination for a short-term trip out of town, excellent for weekends.

  • Recommended period: Winter
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18 - Berlin, Germany

Berlin is also called the City of Museums, for its numerous museums that house archaeological finds and artistic works of great historical and architectural value. Its troubled history has left its mark, enriching every corner of the city with charm: do not miss the Brandenburg Gate, the first symbol of the greatness of the Prussian Empire and then of the separation due to the Berlin Wall. Of course, Do not miss the Holocaust memorial and the walk along the Berlin Wall, with the famous mural-filled stretch known as the East Side Gallery.

  • Recommended period: Spring Summer
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17 - Amalfi Coast, Italy

Driving along the Amalfi Coast reserves the viewer unique emotions: the spectacle of the sea joins in fact the encounter with extremely suggestive places such as the small villages of Vietri and Cetara, and the wonderful towns of Amalfi, Positano and Ravello.
How can you give up stopping at one of the bars along the way to enjoy a tasty granita prepared with local lemons?

  • Recommended period: All the year
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 67,00 per room -

16 - Copenhagen, Denmark

The name Copenhagen means Port of the Merchants and in fact the city develops entirely on the sea, so much so that it deserves the nickname of Venice of the North. Among the places of interest in addition to the splendid TiFlights Gardens there are also the Cathedral, castles and historic buildings. The symbol of the city is the famous statue of the Little Mermaid, located at the entrance to the port.

  • Recommended period: Spring Summer
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15 - Prague, Czech Republic

Prague can be considered to all intents and purposes as the mother of all cities: you will be captivated by the soaring baroque architecture of the Stare Mesto, the Old Town, its bridges and the pastel colors of the small houses of the Vicolo d'Oro, near the Castle in Mala Strana.
A visit to Josevof, the Jewish Quarter, and to Charles Bridge, erected in the first half of the 1300s by Charles IV, King of Bohemia, are not to be missed.

  • Recommended period: Spring Summer
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  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 51,00 per room -

14 - Ibiza, Spain

The Balearic archipelago, with the splendid Palma, Ibiza and Formosa, is certainly one of the preferred summer destinations for young people and families looking for white beaches, crystal clear waters and endless fun and entertainment. Ibiza in particular is considered the island of nightlife with its many clubs and discos open until dawn: if you still have the strength to practice water sports, make a visit to Cala Llonga or Calo Des Moros, or to the beach of Es Figueral, where you will find everything you need to snorkelling, water skiing and windsurfing.

  • Recommended period: Summer
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13 - Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, destroyed several times by the earthquake, has been rebuilt respecting the oldest architecture and styles in order to maintain its charm as a city with a thousand cultures and traditions. The São Jorge Castle, the Jeronimo Monastery and the Belem Tower are examples of older architecture; Praça Marquês de Pombal, on the other hand, was built in more recent times as a tribute to the nobleman who rebuilt the city after the terrible earthquake of 1755; the Monument of the Discoveries on the Tagus River was built in 1960 to celebrate the many navigators of Portuguese origin who sailed the seas of the world with their ships.

  • Recommended period: All the year
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12 - Cyclades Islands, Greece

The Cyclades is an archipelago made up of 22 islands which lie gently on the Aegean, southwest of the Peninsula. The best known are Mikonos, Ios and Santorini, each with its own particularities.
Thera or Santorini is a volcanic island originated from the implosion of the caldera of an underwater volcano: this gives it a mysterious and magical aspect especially at sunset, when the sea seems to dive into the middle of the ancient crater.

  • Recommended period: Summer
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11 - Montecarlo, Principality of Monaco

Montecarlo is a city that especially attracts lovers of luxury and opulent life: it is undeniable, however, that this town in the Principality of Monegasque represents a pearl from the point of view of the architecture of its palaces, perfectly set in a narrow stretch of coast between the sea and the mountains. If you like to try your luck you can try your luck at the Casino, as long as you have the necessary means to pay for the hotel and return home.

  • Recommended period: All the year
  • Flights to Nice (16 km) from € 61,73 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 87,00 per room -

10 - Tallinn, Estonia

That of the Baltic countries, represented by Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, is almost certainly a less known Europe, but certainly interesting especially from a naturalistic and artistic point of view.
Unesco stated the old town of Tallinn, a World Heritage Site in 1997. Its medieval charm and lively soul make it the jewel of Tallinn that is absolutely worth a visit. Vanallinn, as this part of the city is called, is characterized by narrow cobbled streets, beautiful colorful buildings, churches and striking buildings.

In particular, at the Lahemaa National Park a few kilometers from Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, you can admire the Jagala Falls, renamed as the Niagara Falls of the Baltic States.

  • Recommended period: Spring Summer
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9 - Vatican City, Italy

Even if in fact Vatican City is an autonomous state, many associate it with the beauties of Rome and Italy: to fully enjoy its wonders, however, it could take a whole day starting with a visit to the Vatican Museums to finish with the splendid frescoed ceilings of the Sistine Chapel.

  • Recommended period: All the year
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8 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is known to all for being a modern-minded metropolis, but what sometimes fades into the background are its charm and originality: consisting of over 100 canals joined by over 600 bridges and islands, it offers the visitor a unique landscape.
In summer, both tourists and citizens can travel by bike along the roads that cross the canals, while in winter, for the more athletic, it is possible to wear skates to whiz on the frozen water.

  • Recommended period: Spring Summer.
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7 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Inserted in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Dubrovnik old town, in Croatia, boasts truly admirable architecture, dominated by ancient walls.

Everyone really agrees Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic" and one of the most crowded Croatian towns par excellence. Thanks to the clear beaches, the unbridled nightlife, the monuments and the surrounding islands

  • Recommended period: Spring Summer.
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  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 59,00 per room -

6 - Florence, Italy

During a visit to Italy you cannot miss a stop in Florence, cradle of the Renaissance and a city of timeless charm for its churches, squares and historic buildings.
After Brunelleschi's Dome, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio, treat yourself to an afternoon of art at the Uffizi Gallery, where you can admire Botticelli's greatest masterpieces.

  • Recommended period: All the year
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 54,00 per room -

5 - County Kerry, Ireland

Ireland with its capital Dublin is certainly a magical place, but we want to recommend an alternative destination here: the County of Kerry, which winds on the Atlantic Ocean, where the town of Ballybunion is located, where the largest and most particular golf course in the world was built.

  • Recommended period: Spring Summer
  • Flights to Shannon (80km from County Kerry) from € 290,97 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 79,00 per room -

4 - Granada, Spain

Granada, the capital of Andalusia, is known worldwide for flamenco and the gypsy traditions: it also contains numerous architectural wonders, such as the Alhambra palace, built during the Moorish period.

  • Recommended period: All the year
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3 - Lisse, the Netherlands

Despite being a very small center, Lisse is to all intents and purposes the floricultural capital of Holland: the Keukenhorf is indeed one among the largest gardens in Europe in which bulbous flowers are grown. But be careful because it is only open two months a year, in spring.

  • Recommended period: Spring
  • Flights to Amsterdam (32 km) from € 49,98 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 59,00 per room -

2 - Turin, Italy

Often overlooked in traditional routes, Turin is instead a city that reserves a thousand surprises for its visitors. From Egyptian museum to the many buildings that symbolize the historical events of the Risorgimento and Bourbon periods, Turin is certainly an essential destination for lovers of history and art; for gourmands, we recommend a stop at the historic Caffe Fiorio also loved by Cavour and Nietzsche.

  • Recommended period: All the year
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  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 52,00 per room -

1 - Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is not only the capital but also one of the oldest cities in Scotland, whose castle along with other buildings in the historic center is declared a World Heritage Site. Every year, in August, it hosts the Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world, in which artists and groups from all over the world participate as there are no limits for participation.

  • Recommended period: August
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  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 62,00 per room -
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