Europe is a melting pot of fascinating cultures, with unparalleled cities full of life, art, architecture, food, music, theater, fashion, shopping, and everything in between. The top ten places highlighted here are only the tip of the iceberg; however, these places have been selected for their international influence throughout the history of this patchwork quilt of a continent. These top ten trace European history throughout prosperous historical periods and destitute ones, throughout empires, wars, triumphs and defeats. Such rich history is the foundation for some of the best European art, architecture and monuments, which are to be found in abundance in these top ten. Without further ado, let’s travel to the 10 top places in Europe!
1. Rome, Italy
The country shaped like a boot has the sexiest lacings in Rome. The capital city is the entire country knotted into 1,285 square kilometers. A visit to Rome is a visit to some of the world’s greatest masterpieces – the Vatican, with Michelangelo’s extraordinary Sistine Chapel, the Borghese Gallery and the Capitoline Museums. But, even more so, the city continues to feel like the seat of an empire, with the iconic Coliseum and the Pantheon still standing strong. This single city once so powerful that it ruled all of Europe and beyond, can still be felt throbbing in its cobbled streets, the stone unchanged, and in its exemplary squares and buildings. And the food – the food is what truly exemplifies Rome as one of the best places to visit in Europe. Pizza and pasta and gelato galore, on every street, at any time of the day or night. The very memory of even the simplest Italian dish will make your mouth water for a lifetime.