7 nicest European towns, in which it is impossible not to fall in love
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.
Manarola, which is a small fishing town in Liguria (in Northern Italy), is located directly on a rock overhanging the coastline of the Ligurian sea. This is the oldest of the cities of the Cinque Terre national Park, where modern buildings and ancient architectural structures harmoniously coexist, whose age is more than half a thousand years. If you decide to look here, be sure to walk to the center, where the Church of San Lorenzo, built in 1338 and certainly look at the Eastern part of the square, where you can often meet local residents, vigorously discussing any important issues.
Did you also dream to get into this incredible ancient city, built by the Romans, literally cut it out of the rocks, looking at the impressive pictures of bloggers posing against the background of colorful balloons and rocky streets? If this thought does not give you peace, then plan a trip to this small town, which is considered a tourist center of Cappadocia. In the area of Goreme and the surrounding area you can find about 400 ancient churches that deserve special attention.
The largest town with a Marina on the North coast of the island of brac in the Adriatic sea, is becoming more popular every year. Here, for example, there are famous schools where sculptors and musicians are trained. Tourists from all over the world come here to enjoy the mild climate, scenic views, a cozy atmosphere and, of course, Souvenirs – the famous lavender, which can be found in any form, and figures of Brach stone, from which, by the way, made facing the White house in Washington, USA.
When you first get to this small town, filled with the charm of the Old World and is considered the most atmospheric locality in England, you get the feeling that somewhere here you can definitely meet the famous Harry Potter or other characters in the series of novels by English writer Joan Rowling about “the boy who survived”. What else is famous Biburi, located in Gloucestershire in southern England? First, the fact that the national passport of the UK placed his pictorial image. Secondly, it is home to about 600 people (before their number reached 2000). And thirdly, it is here that you can relax away from the bustle of the city, enjoy leisurely walks and fully experience the English atmosphere.