5x Citytrips in Europe

Geplaatst op 08-10-2021

Categorie: Reizen en recreatie

Looking for inspiration for a fun city trip? In this article I will help you on your way with my personal Top 10 of most beautiful cities in and around Europe:

1) Florence

The capital of Tuscany, or as the Italians call it, is Firenze. The city of the Renaissance has impressive sights such as the Santa Maria del Fiori, or the Duomo (cathedral) or Florence cathedral. An impressive church with its marble exterior and the immense Brunelleschi dome. The other top attraction in Florence is the Uffizi gallery tickets, with numerous impressive paintings and sculptures. Visit Michelangelo's David in the Galleria dell’Accademia, beautiful palaces such as Palazzo Pitti and Palazzo Vecchio, and combine this with numerous impressive museums. Florence Italy, a city where the true culture lover will run out of time!

2) Barcelona

One visits the atmospheric (and sometimes somewhat touristy) city of Barcelona for the beach, the other for shopping, but many tourists come here for the many modernist buildings by Antoni Gaudi, among others. The absolute highlight is Gaudi's unfinished church, the Sagrada Familia, followed by the colorful Park Güell park and buildings such as La Pedrera and Casa Batllo. Discover the cozy Gothic quarter with the cathedral, atmospheric squares and the adjacent boulevard of Las Ramblas. Football fan? Then a visit to Camp Nou should not be missed. Few cities in Europe are as versatile for a city trip as Barcelona!

3) Rome

Italy's capital, Rome, is a large open-air museum. Even when you are not visiting the main sights, you will pass so many historical monuments and churches that you would long stop to think about in any other city. In terms of Roman monuments, you should not miss the Colosseum with the adjacent Roman Forum of the Pantheon. Visit the Vatican City with the Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel) and St. Peter's Basilica at the square of the same name. In the evening you visit the pleasant Trastevere district or visit the Villa Borghese park with the Galleria Borghese museum. There is so much to see in Rome that you could easily enjoy yourself here for a week.

4) Edinburgh

Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, is the prettiest city in the UK as far as I'm concerned. The Royal Mile runs right through the city, in the Old Town district. A historic mile connecting the impressive Edinburgh Castle to the Royal Palace of Holyrood House. From here you can take beautiful walks up the hill of Arthur's Seat. Visit the New Town district, the cute Dean Village or get spooky by visiting Greyfriar's Kirkyard. The city of Edinburgh has an underground history that is best experienced by going on an Undergroudn Tour. After your walk you will of course end in a pub to end with a good glass of whiskey.

5) Venice

Actually, the overtourism of Venice is no longer fun, but when you have the opportunity to visit Venice outside the high season, you will experience perhaps the most beautiful city in Europe. Many tourists do not get further than St. Mark's Square with St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace, but if you make the effort to get outside of the St. Mark's district, you will also be able to experience other sides of Venice. Visit the most cultural district of Dorsoduro with various museums such as the Galleria dell'Accademia and the Guggenheim. In the Cannaregio district is the Jewish ghetto with a historical museum. When you take the boat you can visit colorful islands such as Murano, Burano and the small island of Torcello. Venezia becomes really beautiful when you avoid the tourist crowd.