Europe; the name itself fascinates for cities that buzz with massive architectures, giant memorials, serene beaches, wide waterways, and jolly nightlife. The continent is guarded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Arctic Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean. Europe has everything in its palate that a traveler can ask for and hence is the ultimate destination in a nomad’s bucket list.
Venice has been voted the #1 European destination for 2019 from 25 “must-see” locations that made the finalists’ list of contenders for the coveted title organized by the CEOWORLD magazine.
Here are some of the best destinations from Europe to die for:
This city in the northeastern part of Italy is a collection of 118 islands that are connected all through waterways and canals (no hard concrete roads!). ‘Gondola’ or small boats are the only media to take one through the narrow waterways. And what one spectacle is the grandeur and artistry of the Venetian architecture that comes alive in its churches and colossus erections.
The romantic capital of Europe in the lap of France is a major pull for nomads who love the concoction of the bygone and the contemporary. Paris is best known for its outstanding architectures, aged museums, and vivacious nightlife. Da Vinci’s ‘Monalisa’ along with the masterpieces of artists from all over Europe are conserved in the galleries of Paris.
The Colosseum is the first silvery edifice that comes to mind while speaking of Italy’s capital. Not to miss the Pantheon and Vatican City, hanging around Rome offers a remarkable view of the rich Roman heritage and Baroque designs. Travelers can also indulge themselves in Roman dishes like processed artichokes and spaghetti that will leave any food loving nomad drool!
The flock of islands standing at the southeast to Greece’s mainland is Santorini. The pearl white erections along the water bay form this charismatic place. Once the eruption place of the World’s largest volcano, the beaches of Santorini embraces the view of colorful sunsets and wild volcanoes. Santorini remains the most sought romantic destination after Paris and is the marriage destination of couples from all over the world.
Standing at the edge of river Thames, erupts London. It gathers a flock of tourists to spectacle its world-class heritages that include London Tower and Buckingham Palace. Your visit to London is incomplete without a visit to the London Eye. The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel riding on which one can have the entire glance of the city.
The ‘City of Music’ in Austria has its own allure for travelers. One can see the ethnic slice of Europe while wandering along the paddles of Vienna. Balls and ballets with vivid cultural programs light up the stages of this music-loving city. Vienna is also famous for its mouth-watering food likings and fine Austrian wines.
One of the oldest and largest cities of Greece is its capital, Athens. It is the hub for ancient Greek mythology and philosophy. The city is a perfect confluence of sea beaches and ancient remains that mark the glorious history of this age-old city. The ancient Greek temples, theatres, and memorials are the topmost attractions of Greece’s capital for a wanderer.
8. Swiss Alps
As Wiki says, the Alpine part of Switzerland is referred to as Swiss Alps. It is the perfect gateway for travelers who love adventures and outdoor activities. The sleet-laden Alps lay a perfect terrestrial for hiking, skiing, and snowboarding. The snowy mountain tops with the azure sky as its background renders one of the world’s unsurpassed views at the Alps.
Come to the birthplace of renaissance, come to Florence. Once the wealthiest cities of Italy, Florence is among the top fashion capitals of the world. The medieval period palaces, churches, and basilicas are the key attractions of travelers visiting Florence. It is the best center for stylish shopping in Europe where one can buy unique Florentine ceramics, gold plating, leather products, and colognes.
Netherlands capital, Amsterdam is known for its thin lanes and antiquated buildings. A canal cruise is the best thing that can happen to a tourist visiting Amsterdam. The city is full of lively activities that keep a nomad occupied for the whole day. Travelers can pamper themselves by visiting spectacular museums and lush green parks or by taking up activities like city cycling or bungee jumping.
Here are the finalists to help with your bucket list of travel in Europe:
- Venice, Italy
- Paris, France
- Rome, Italy
- Santorini, Greece
- London, UK
- Vienna, Austria
- Athens, Greece
- Swiss Alps, Switzerland
- Florence, Italy
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Budapest, Hungary
- Braga, Portugal
- Monte Isola, Italy
- Metz, France
- Poznan, Poland
- Malaga, Spain
- Geneva, Switzerland
- Cavtat, Croatia
- Bratislava, Slovakia
- Sainte-Maxime, France
- Dinant, Belgium
- Kotor, Montenegro
- Riga, Latvia
- Berlin, Germany
- Brussels, Belgium
For its sixth edition, the competition collected a record of more than 120,000 votes for the trendiest destinations in Europe that will be promoted throughout the year to millions of travelers – and will be authorized to display the title “European Best Destination” in their marketing.
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