If we call Europe a synonym to the great infrastructure, solid architecture, rich culture, nature, romance, elegance, and wealth, we won’t be wrong at all. Owing to its international boundaries within the continent, it hardly takes 2-3 hours to fly to the neighboring country, thereby, allows you to plan a quick weekend international getaway without wasting your ‘leaves’. The whole continent is worth visiting, researching, and loving every bit of it. It’s difficult to compile the best places to visit on the continent, as there are many.
Rome offers you everything right from the stunning landscapes to impressive architecture, rich and immense history to the world’s smallest country, i.e., Vatican City. The city is gaining momentum and attracting more tourists with each passing year due to obvious reasons. Rome is well-renowned for its stunning architecture with the Colleseum, Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain as the main attractions.
Being an Italian city, it’s a must to have tempting cuisines. Cacio e Pepe, Carbonara, and Jewish-style Artichokes are some of the distinctive Roman cuisines favored by their people. Do you know, Rome even features a museum dedicated to pasta (National Museum of Pasta)? Moreover, do you also know, the city tops the chart with the maximum number of fountains (not working though)?? Yes, the city indeed holds unique records in its name.
London is undoubtedly the ‘City of Dreams’ for many, either for education, job, or travel. The city has so much to offer that may put the tourists in trouble in deciding what to pick and what to leave. It is home to a rich history, vibrant culture, impressive art, wide shopping options, music, sports, culinary, etc. If the city view from the London Eye is spectacular, the tour along the river Thames also blows everyone’s mind. Art lovers don’t just skip going Theatreland for catching live performances.
The city is quite imperative for featuring international sporting events too owing to Wimbledon for lawn tennis, Lords for cricket, Wembley Stadium for football, and Twickenham for rugby. Just to add-on to your amazement, there are lush-green parks in every corner of the city to spend some quality time with your love.
What hit us when we think of ‘Paris’ are French cuisine, upscale shopping, dynamic fashion scene, a plethora of museums, and art galleries. Its scrumptious desserts like chocolate mousse, Crème au Caramel, chocolate soufflé, éclairs, bakery products, and dishes like French Onion Soup, fish, and seafood stew, and beef with red wine magnetize tourists from all over the world. This beautiful city also offers us varied shopping options at various places, including Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Rue Du Commerce, Triangle D’or, etc. If you’re a shopaholic, keep a handsome amount of money separately for shopping. (Or just enjoy the window shopping! ;))
Other than the well-renowned Eiffel Tower, the city also features various iconic churches, museums, monuments, and gardens that you can cherish while exploring with the love of your life. The travelers also take the Seine boat trip and explore Montmartre on foot.
Florence too doesn’t fail to leave you with breathtaking views at any point in time. This yet another city of Italy provides you fresh and tempting food. The home to the well-renowned Tuscan wine is right here. If you’re keen to know how it’s made, just give the Tuscan vineyards a visit to fetch the minutest details. The birthplace of Renaissance plays an imperative role in cultivating immensely rich art and wide history.
Now when you’re in Florence, you shall not skip a walk along the river Arno.Even if you’re not much interested in sculptures or running lack of time, visiting Accademia Gallery is always recommended, as it provides you aonce-in-a-lifetime experience of witnessing Michelangelo’s masterpiece of David sculpted from marble. I’m sure, you’ll be awe-struck by checking out the minutest details of the veins and muscles. Rooftop bars are always there to welcome you in late evenings.
Barcelona is a lot more than football, bullfighting, and Flamenco. Spain has been connected with art right from ancient times. Avail the opportunity to explore the whole city with a bird’s eye view via Barcelona Cable Car at Montjuïc. The birthplace of Picasso features the exhaustive collections of his work as well as the modern art in museums and various art galleries.
One of the major attractions of the city is its sun-kissed beaches. The city welcomes the tourists throughout the year but summer remains the most-crowded. The most exciting part here is its wild nightlife. The Spanish people out here love partying till dawn and the beachfront discos act as a cherry on the cake.
So, which one drops in your bucket list?