European countries are full of vibrant cities that are famous for stunning architecture, restaurants, museums, and nightlife among many other unique features. From charming overlooked locales to major metropolises there are towns in the continent that everyone should plan to visit. Other than the big players, London, Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam, other thrilling European cities that make exciting destinations where people can have the time of their lives include:
It is an enchanting location where visitors are greeted by the Grand Canal the second they step off the Santa Lucia train. From here, you will be drawn in by images of water taxis along the coast ferrying passengers under the Bridge of Barefoot (Ponte Degli Scalzi). Away from the waters, narrow passageways twist past old residences and word store fronts over bridges. There is no need of carrying a map because disorientation is part of the adventure as you take in the best that the destination has to offer. Tour guides at Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark Basilica give amazing historical insights. View art by famous Venetians like Veronese and Titian at the Gallerie Dell’ Accademia.
It is true that Rome did not come together in a day; thus, you need some time to uncover the hidden treasures of the timeless city. Many who have been here agree that it is one of the European cities that is a real life collage of open air markets, piazzas, and astounding historical sites. Do not leave the town without tossing a coin in the Trevi Fountain or contemplate the Patheon and the Colosseum. Treat your taste buds to a perfect gelato or espresso and be ready to spend some money shopping at the Via Veneto or Campo de’ Fiori. From a tender oxtail stew to fried artichokes or fresh pasta, visitors also get a chance to dig into meals that are out of this world.
It is a hidden gem that everyone should experience at least once or even twice in their lifetime. It is a bustling and prosperous town which attracts thousands of visitors from all parts of the globe. The picturesque location veils a resilient past and a dark legacy. It is a place that has withstood more than enough floods, fires, invasions, and overthrows, yet it is still standing strong a feature that makes the city a fascinating place. Narrow streets, storied churches, statue lines bridges, and a daunting hilltop castle create an urban fairy tale scene with fabulous charms that impress even the most jaded tourists.
The Mediterranean jewel makes it on the list of top European cities thanks to the abundance of mythological and archaeological history that reflects in the cultural attractions as well as the ancient ruins. It is the birth place of European civilization and the Olympian gods. Places of interest here include the Old Venetian Harbor, in Chania Town, and Rethymnon monasteries and fortresses. You also get to view the Minoan ruins that date back to 1900 BC. Do not forget to visit Mount Ida where Zeus was born.