My "Top 50 Places in Europe to Experience Before I Die"

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1 Rome, Italy
 

Rome, the eternal city, and our all time favourite city. When we visited it was our first time in Italy and it seduced us, igniting a great love for this country. Although despite throwing a coin into the Trevi we have yet to return to Rome, choosing instead the new experience of other Italian cities. Our next visit to Italy however must incorporate a few nights in this stunning place. Read Rome travelogue.

2 Venice, Italy
 

I had visited Venice in my early teens on the SS Uganda cruise ship. I thoroughly hated the few hours I spent wandering the gloomy narrow streets of this damp and smelly city, penniless and lonely, just counting down the hours to re-embark. My second visit however was in complete contrast. Bathed in glorious sunshine and with my delightful wife for company, Venice was transformed into the most romantic city in the world. Read the Venice travelogue.

3 Paris, France
 

Paris is the city we've returned to the most frequently. Initially (I think) because of it's location. It is easier to get to for a weekend away, without having to fly! In 1991 it was our first time out of the UK together and we found the city too big, too busy, too expensive! But we've grown fonder of this city with each subsequent visit, and on our last visit, staying in the St.Germain area, we finally found the romantic side of town. Read the Photojournal here

4 St. Petersburg, Russia
 

St.Petersburg was absolutely stunning. The lavish palaces were so oppulent no wonder the people revolted! They say the best time to visit is during the white nights of May but I'd argue the case for the atmospheric -20C temperatures of mid-December. There was certainly something magical about it. Read the travelogue here.

5 Naples, Italy
 

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6 Amsterdam, Holland
 

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7 London, England  
 

 

 

8 Moscow, Russia
 

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9 Florence, Italy
 

 

.Read Florence travelogue.

10 Istanbul, Turkey
 

 

 

11 Athens, Greece  
 

 

 

12 Amalfi Coast , Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 Seville, Spain
 

 

 

14 Berlin, Germany
 

Berlin, a city that is succeeding to unburden itself of its history with a modern outlook. Reminders of its turbulent past are still there to be seen but now it's all about the future. The spectacular glass dome above the Reichstag, the glass and steel transparency of the government buildings.

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15 Munich, Germany
 

 

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16 Prague, Czech Republic
 

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17 Reykjavick, Iceland    
 

 

 

18 Krakow, Poland
 

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19 Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy    
 

 

 

 

 

20 Mostar, Bosnia  
 

Mostar Bridge, Bosnia

 

 

 

21 Dubrovnik, Croatia  
 

 

 

 

 

22 Tuscany, Italy    
 

 

 

 

 

23 Dracula's Castle, Bran, Romania    
 

 

 

 

 

24 Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland    
 

 

 

 

 

25 Cinque Terre, Italy    
 

 

inc. also Positano

 

 

26 Sicily, Italy    
 

 

 

 

 

27 Porec, Croatia    
 

 

 

 

 

28 Puglia, Italy    
 

 

 

 

 

29 Dublin, Ireland  
 

 

 

 

 

30 Barcelona, Spain  
 

 

 

 

 

31 Budapest, Hungary    
 

Gelert Thermal Baths, Budapest, Hungary

 

 

 

32 Champagne, France    
 

 

 

 

 

33 Madrid, Spain
 

 

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34 Milan, Italy    
 

 

 

 

 

35 Cordoba & Granada, Spain    
 

 

 

 

 

36 Santorini, Greece  
 

 

 

 

 

37 Jukkas jarvi, Ice Hotel, Sweden  
 

 

 

38 Tallin, Estonia    
 

 

 

 

 

39 Fjords of Norway    
 

 

Aurora Borealis

 

 

40 Corfu, Greece  
 

 

 

 

 

41 Bruges, Belguim    
 

 

 

 

 

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Lisbon, Portugal

   
 

 

 

 

 

43 The Alps, Switzerland  
 

 

 

 

 

44 Copenhagen, Denmark  
 

 

 

 

 

45 Pamplona, Spain    
 

 

 

 

 

46 Odessa, Ukraine    
 

 

 

 

 

47 Malta    
 

 

 

 

 

48 Palma, Majorca
 

 

 

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49 Mont St. Michel, Brittany, France    
 

 

 

 

 

50 Sofia, Bulgaria  
 

 

 

 

 

 

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