Guest Post: Lindsay Denton
"Hey, I've been thinking; do you maybe want to go to Europe next month?" - and it's an automatic, 10/10 "Let me pack my bag. When do we leave?" response. So, why do we love Europe so much? Why is the second smallest continent in the world so irresistible to a non-European? It's not just its rich history; the answer lies in its diversity.
Europe is the single most important melting pot of culture, art, and architecture. We admire its seamless evolution as a continent, an age-old patina effortlessly blending with the contemporary. Europeans are masters of doing incredible work.
Visiting Europe is very much like experiencing a symphony of multi-layered cohesion. The only issue one could have with Europe is that you'll want to see all of it. Time is of the essence. So, let us help. These are the seven European cities you need to visit at least once.
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So, where to? How do you plan an unforgettable itinerary? Fifty countries to choose from. Not an easy task. Let's see if we can help you decide.
"Vicky Cristina Barcelona" - has anyone seen the movie? Thanks for the tip, Woodie Allen. Only a handful of cities across the globe offer a "two cities in one" unique experience. What sets Barcelona apart?
Due to its Mediterranean coastline position, it's considered one of the best beach holiday spots. But the beach is nothing but a mere bonus; it's the art that makes your heart pound like a caged beast.
While on your Barcelona tour, be sure to visit:
Summertime is just perfect for visiting the beautiful North. Why do we love Stockholm? It's a city of harmonious contrast - an eclectic mechanism designed for a supreme holiday experience.
World-famous technology, design, and innovation were invented and built here, right on its medieval roots, a preserved heritage coated with all shades of contemporary. Stunning museums, 17th-century architecture, and wild nightlife are why you'll want to visit this Northern city. Things to explore:
Ah, Roma! One of the most beautiful and appreciated cities in the world. The good people of Italy understand the importance of legacy and its preservation, hence, Rome.
What a fine specimen. The epicenter of archeology, religion, art, and history. The womb of the Catholic Church, world-famous monuments, and - oh, let's not forget about the food - it's what you call proper blasphemy.
Every piazza, building, and alley is a precious micro piece of this one majestic living and breathing museum. If you're traveling to Italy, visit the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the Tuscany region.
Book your Rome tour now and don't forget the must-see places:
Berlin is one of the most welcoming European cities you must visit at least once. This buzzing metropolis is the place to experience nightlife at its best—a completely new tier of party excellence.
The versatile city of Berlin will accommodate all of your needs, from some of the most important historical landmarks to numerous beautiful parks, intricate cuisine, and, of course - beer! If you prefer multicultural, open cities, this one is for you. Don't miss:
But if you think you might do that, consider renting a storage unit while traveling to Europe. It's always a good idea to protect your belongings while away. With these European cities you need to visit at least once, there’s no telling how long you will stay.
We've all heard of the infamous Red Light District, magic mushroom stories, and other curious occurrences. But, there's much more to Amsterdam than one might suspect. Its history is rich, the architecture is simply stunning, and the Dutch culture is undoubtedly impressive even though under the radar. Ideal for romantic getaways,
Amsterdam will knock you off your feet (and we're not talking about legal substances). Mandatory sights:
Ancient Greece is the cradle of Western civilization, the motherland of philosophy, democracy, medicine, science, theatre, and The Olympic Games. Nothing special, right?
Add Mediterranean climate to the equation. Beaches. Mouth-watering cuisine. Some of the finest open markets in Europe. Bustling nightlife. One of the friendliest nations you'll ever meet. We can do this all day long.
Or you can book a tour and experience your personal mythology coming to life. Absolute must:
Charming hospitality + cultural heritage + Guinness. This picturesque medieval city has some fascinating stories to tell. Dublin is the place to be if you enjoy casual repartee with friendly strangers.
The Irish exude acerbic wit, it's in their DNA, and we love them for it. It has been a world-renowned sanctuary for intellectuals and writers for many centuries. And the cognitive elite keeps returning.
If you're an avid admirer of the following: literature, mountains, sea, historical sites, street art, and finest beer, you know where to go. One mustn't leave Dublin without witnessing:
Which is the first of the European cities you need to visit on your list?
The list of European cities you need to visit at least once is long; Petrarchan sonnet-long. And, the chances are, you'll fall in love with each and every one of them. The best strategy is one at a time. Let all the beauty sink in.
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