Have you ever dreamed of getting lost in some picturesque place? And for this it is not necessary to look for a suitable Paradise on a desert island – just look at the small European cities, nestled among the mountains or located on the coast. Passion.ru chose the nicest settlements, after viewing which you just want to buy a plane ticket (and perhaps even one way).
Very often Annecy is called the French Venice and it is quite deserved. In this town, located on the East coast of France and is considered the capital of the Department of Upper Savoy, tourists come every year from all over the world. People specially come here to enjoy the picturesque views, stunning architecture, attractions, leisurely walks around lake Annecy (which is the pearl of the city) and, of course, local delicacies, from which it is impossible to break away. And if you find yourself in this charming town, built around a 14th century castle and surrounded by the French Alps, be sure to walk among the ancient buildings, try the local delicacies and visit the Michelin – starred restaurants!
This small town, founded in 1226, is very clearly a mixture of French and German architecture, culture and spirit. This gives this place so much charm and charisma that you just want to wander through the cozy streets and consider every element that comes into view. Many tourists who came to Colmar for the first time, recognize that it is so colorful that you want to pass your return ticket and stay here to live forever.
I’m sure many of you have heard at least once in your life about this small fishing town, located in the province of Genoa and considered one of the most picturesque Mediterranean ports, being part of the Italian Riviera. In Portofino loved to visit guy De Maupassant, who once expressed his opinion about this resort of the Ligurian coast: “This green Bay in the realm of harmony and peace, so contrasts with all the vain worries of our lives.” So if you like the silence of the mountains, the Patriarchal fishing village, a picturesque Bay, the waters of which reflect the lovely houses, then you should definitely look in Portofino. Continue reading