Europe is one of the most popular continents filled with tourists. There are so many different and worth visiting destinations that you will never know what to begin with. Will you choose the beautiful Croatian beaches or ancient history of Italy? Or you prefer a more luxurious trip to Cot d’Azur. Europe has so many things to offer.
Cinque Terre (Italy)
If you are a culture lover, you will enjoy for sure the stunning city of Cinque Terre. In the Liguria region of Italy, the people of five villages, just along the rugged hills overlooking the coastline, have decided to carefully build terraces on the steep landscape and then build their residences on these terraces. The five villages have come to be known as Cinque Terre or “Five Lands” and has become one of the most popular tourist spots in the region. Travellers particularly like the fact that there is a visible absence of any kind of corporate development or even of modern transportation. Walkway paths, trains, and boats connect the five villages. Most of the food found in the area is still traditionally prepared as they were since the place was first built, making it a delicacy to tourists. A visit to the area will give the impression that it has remained untouched by time, preserved and protected from the stresses of modern life.
Home to some of Switzerland’s greatest museums and galleries, Bern is considered a true citadel of culture. The combination of internationally renowned art and unique architecture makes for a memorable visit. Bern is an absolute must for culture aficionados. Europe has also been known to be home to most of the classical masters of music and learning. Bern has the distinct honour of being called the home of Albert Einstein, and happens to be a place where music of all kinds is celebrated. Lovers of cheese will also be delighted to know there is actually a cheese route tour here, while music lovers can get their fill from the annual Buskers Street Music Festival for free. Those with a good appreciation of beer will also get to sample some of the best home-brewed beer in all of Europe right in the area.
Venice has long been the inspiration for movies and novels of various themes, ranging from passionate love stories, to gut wrenching action, and even provocative mystery and espionage. This is because it seems that anything is possible in Venice, a city of inspiration and creativity. Far from just the lazy and laid back image brought about by people reclining in Gondolas navigating the canals, the city has full of waterfront palazzos, small palaces, and various churches all worth visiting and taking in all the better to experience the multi-faceted wonder that is Venice.
Shopping is perhaps one of the very first considerations when a tourist is planning a trip. It simply is not a worthwhile trip if there is no shopping involved, right? For tourists like you, one of the very best destinations in Europe is Istanbul. Often described as a giant bazaar, Istanbul is home to merchants and vendors peddling almost anything imaginable, from the whimsically memorable to the downright bizarre and strange. A sense of history and stunning architecture are also present in the city, as depicted by the mosques, bazaars, Turkish baths, and many other architectural and culture wonders dotting the landscape.
Long known for violence and strife, many would advise getting travel insurance when going to Croatia. However, this land has seen a rebirth of sorts, becoming a haven of nature-seeking tourists, thanks to its wealth of breath-taking outdoor wonders. The city of Zagreb has been described as a city made up of outdoor cafes, while the Plitvice Lakes National Park is easily a paradise for those seeking pristine lakes, waterfalls, and moss-lined cliffs. The entire countryside looks like it came out of a storybook depicting some medieval kingdom, which is why it has been used in a very popular television series. Contrary to concerns of safety, Croatia is a place best enjoyed while either walking or by bike, just so that all the sights and sounds can better be taken in.