Europe is right on the doorstep, but how many of us have taken the time to explore? Yes, you might have the odd summer holiday in France or Spain, but I’m talking about real travelling. I’m talking about jetting off for an unspecified amount of time and not having a care in the world. I’m talking about landing in a European city and doing whatever takes your fancy. I’m talking about visiting places you have always wanted to visit, and those that you don’t even know exist.
Because I created this blog to visit different countries and write about my experiences, I thought I’d start a list of the best city breaks in Europe. Who knows? Maybe once you have taken in Europe, you can start to go further afield.
Rome, the capital of Italy, is full of culture. Although technically in the Vatican City, you can easily go and visit the Pope and marvel at the Basilica. Or, there is the Colosseum, whose sheer size and history will blow you away as soon as you step in the door. But, in history and culture are not your thing, there is always something else on the agenda. All of Italy has great food, but Rome, in particular, is full of cafes and restaurants that will blow your mind.
You cannot have the experience of Venice without visiting Venice. That last sentence sounds a little bit silly, doesn’t it? Of course, you cannot experience a place without visiting that place first! What I mean is that Venice is unique, whereas some cities are very similar; they give off the same vibe. With its labyrinth of waterways that dissect the city, Venice is one of the most popular, and romantic, places in Europe.
As a national of England, I have to admit that I am a bit biased when it comes to London. I love the fact that our capital city is one of the biggest players in the world. But, bias aside, it is also one of the most amazing. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is hard to describe, and the attractions are unbelievable and varied. In fact, there are that many that it will take you days to get around them all, which is why it is a good thing to plan your trip with C London City first. Trust me, once you visit London you will soon see what all the fuss is about!
Anyone fancy a romantic trip to France? For that matter, does anyone fancy a romantic trip anywhere? If you do, there is only one city to visit: Paris. There is no better way to spend time with the person you love than at a little, candle lit restaurant, eating home-cooked food.
The capital of the Netherlands often gets a bad press, and I think you know why! Of course, you can go to Amsterdam for the debauchery. But, it is also a capital of culture. There are plenty of museums and galleries to visit. And, an amazing night time canal ride that puts Amsterdam’s beauty into perspective.