29 Nov 5 Unique European Cities to Visit in 2019
It seems that everyone is traveling to the nook and crannies of Europe this year. Join the club by traveling to one of these unique European cities for yourself.
Our travel expert Teresa traveled all throughout Sicily, where her grandparents are from, back in September of this year. The unique European city of Malta was the last stop on Teresa’s trip, which she took with her daughter Courtney. Malta is British-influenced, so you won’t find a language barrier here for Americans. Charmingly nicknamed Sicily’s “country next door”, it is actually located just South of Sicily. It is easy to get to from Sicily, and is a popular stop for cruise ships.
Malta has amazing food, with unique cuisine options influenced by Italy, Spain and Morocco, just to name a few. It is also a great place to visit if you are a history buff. Don’t miss sites like Valletta, the capital which overlooks Malta’s Grand Harbor, which is the site of the Great Siege. Malta is also home to the Lascaris War Rooms, an ancient command center. If that’s not enough for you, you can explore the connected networks of tunnels that date back to World War II. These tunnels once provided security from air attacks coming from Germany and Italy.
Our owners Kem & Lori also explored some unique European cities on their “trip of a lifetime” through Italy, Montenegro, Greece, and Croatia. Dubrovnik was their last stop. The city has been gaining popularity with tourists ever since people began recognizing it as the setting for the fictional city of King’s Landing on HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones. If you’re not a fan of the show, not to worry! You’ll still want to visit Dubrovnik to see its famous imperious walls which surround the city at up to six meters thick in some areas. It takes about an hour to travel the length of the wall, with plenty of time to stop and take in the breathtaking views like the one above.
3. Le-Bar-Sur Loup
One of our Europe specialists in the office, Graci, also had the pleasure of visiting some of the beautiful cities throughout France with her husband earlier this year. They stayed in the charming hillside village of Le Bar-sur-Loup at an enchanting stone house known as L’Escale du Ciel. This rightfully translates to “a stopover in heaven”.
Another stop for Graci and her husband was the quaint fishing village of Villefranche-Sur-Mer. It is nestled between Nice and Monaco, so make sure to stop here if you are planning a trip to the French Riviera. This is the type of village where everyone knows each other, but it is surrounded by a lively international scene that attracts an eclectic group of visitors. This is a great place to relax on the beach and enjoy the French lifestyle of cuisine, wine, and shopping. In addition, it is just 30 minutes away from Italy!
While touring Sicily with her daughter, Teresa also stopped in the seaside town of Siracusa. Here you’ll find Ancient Greek ruins to explore, lush citrus orchards, and quaint Sicilian cafes. The ruins are one of Sicily’s greatest archaeological sites. We think the best part is the stunning turquoise sea at its base. If you have extra time to explore, you should make some tim eto travel across the water from the mainland to the island of Ortygia.
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