Aside from world famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower or the Roman Coliseum, Europe is also known for its’ many colourful and historical districts that look like they have just come off the pages of a fairytale storybook.
Here is a list of my Top 5, along with some facts about each location.
1. Burano, Italy
- Located approximately 7km from Venice.
- Burano is composed of four islands which are all interconnected by bridges.
- The name “Burano” comes from “Porta Boreana”, which means “the northern door of the city.”
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
- Largest city in Scandinavia.
- Denmark is rated the #1 Happiest Country in the World.
- Over 55% of Copenhageners commute to work by bicycle.
Photo source: @heytowner
3. Cinque Terre, Italy
- Means “five lands,” as there are 5 villages within Cinque Terre.
- Both a national park, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- All five villages are linked together by walking & hiking trails.
Photo credit: @linhnguyen
4. Reykjavik, Iceland
- Means “smoky bay,” because of it’s geothermal springs & boiling natural geysers.
- Home to the Blue Lagoon, which is the nation’s most popular tourist attraction.
- Population of over 130,000 residents.
Photo source: @timdwright
5. Colmar, France
- One of the most well preserved historical towns in Eastern France.
- Founded in the 9th Century.
- Population of just over 70,000 people.
Which of theses Top 5 places would you most like to see in person?
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