5 Europe Hidden Gems Most People Do Not Know Anything About
Everyone knows the really popular Europe travel destinations like London, Paris or Amsterdam but this continent is so much more than what is well-known. There are dozens of great destinations that are not crowded and that you will surely love. While we can mention so many, we will only stay focused on the following as they are quite popular.
Cinque Terre is very attractive for nature lovers. It is a really well preserved semi-natural and even natural region in the Mediterranean. There are various geomorphologic and historic reasons that halted excessive housing and major roadway creation. The landscape here is quite unique due to the effect that viticulture had on the region and there are many stone walls that are extensive and much larger than anyone would imagine. We do talk about a region that has clear sea characteristics, many architecturally stunning locations, paths that hikers can take and an overall perfect place for both foreign tourists and Italians.
Lugano is a very interesting location for those looking for some European culture. It is a region that should be discovered by every single traveler out there. We are faced with an open city that even if it cannot offer extreme travel activities, you will surely love your stay there. Lugano is the largest of the cities in Ticino. It is the third most important of all Switzerland’s financial centers and features many sacred buildings, villas and parks filled with flowers. There is a Mediterranean flair here, a small town that does have a world-class feel, which is quite surprising for most people that visit.
Zadar is basically the urban center of the northern Dalmatia region. It is a really important political, cultural and even economic region that has around 75,000 inhabitants. Its coast is the region that you will mostly be interested in as a tourist. The nature that you see here is practically untouched with an archipelago of 24 large and 300 small islets. Tourists can enjoy 3 nature parks in Zadar: Vransko Jezero, Velebit and Telascica. If that is not enough, there are also five national parks for you to visit: Kornati Islands, Plitvice Lakes, Paklenica, Sjeverni and Krka. We thus have a really stunning top Croatian tourist destination to consider.
Trieste was really popular during the Habsburg Monarchy and it did lose a part of its popularity. We are referring to what was once a really prosperous seaport that quickly became the 4th largest city in the entire Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was a really important city for music and literature and did go through a complete economic revival during the thirties. Nowadays Trieste is actually one of Italy’s richest regions, a tremendous place to go shopping and a perfect city to relax. Make sure that you enjoy it with someone you love.
If you are looking for an interesting travel destination that is set between the sea and mountains, Sintra should be on the list. We are faced with a truly majestic historical heritage, cosmopolitan culture, opulent gastronomy and luxuriant nature right here. You will want to visit if you want a romantic destination that do have an effect on all the people that visit. While there are also some extra attractions that you would love, the romantic side of Sintra is what you want to see.