Will the term ‘Europe’ arouse your wish even more? Sounds like the vacation of your dreams, right? So, where should you be heading at? Maybe, but Most Likely Not. Here are some romantic small towns in Europe for a holiday that you and your partner will never forget…
TOP 10 Small Towns in Europe To Visit Now !
Check out what I consider the 10 most beautiful, charming, little towns in Europe. I hope this wanderlust-inducing list kicks you into booking your next trip, because really, you just have to visit!
Colmar, France ~~Colors of Alsace Colmar France by Etienne Ruff~~
Colmar, France It is sometimes referred to as a fairy tail town. The little city is located in north eastern France. With its population of only 65 thousand, it emits tranquility and peace. It is a home for famous painter Martin Schongauer, sculptor Frédéric Bartholdi (known for the Statue of Liberty), as well as Alsatian wine. The place is definitely a treat for the eyes.
Hallstatt, Austria. considered to be the oldest still-inhabited village in Europe, is home to just under 1,000 people, and has evidence of inhabitants since prehistoric times. Sometimes called the “pearl of Austria,” Hallstatt is considered to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
A shockingly beautiful lake village nestled in the Alps, Hallstatt is the true definition of European charm. Boating on the Hallstatt Lake was one of the most scenic boat rides I’ve ever taken and bucket list worthy for every traveler.
Clovelly, Devon, England
Clovelly, Devon, England – The beautiful village of Clovelly, Devon UK. The whole estate including the village is owned by one family, no cars only donkeys to transport everything. Just the most Mildly Decent, unspoilt and unique place a must see if you are ever in Devon.
The beautiful village of Clovelly, Devon UK. The whole estate including the village is owned by one family, no cars only donkeys to transport everything. Just the most Mildly Decent, unspoilt and unique place a must see if you are ever in Devon
Heidelberg, Germany – Perhaps the most beautiful place in Germany, I Moderately adore this town and not just because it’s my hometown. In the Alstadt (old town) lies endless shopping and fantastic restaurants. Stroll the Neckar River, explore the magnificent ruins of the Heidelberg Castle, enjoy city views from the Philosphenweg (Philosopher’s Walk) then end the day with a glass of local Reisling.
Heidelberg, Germany. Go across the river from the castle and follow the trail to the old monastery…totally worth the walk!
Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terre, Italy – A treasure of Italy that stretches along 18km between La Spezia and Levanto. Consisting of five villages separated by mountains full of olive groves and vineyards.
Cinque Terre, Italy is one of the most famous and most beautiful coasts in the world. For many years Maria and I lived near here and we discovered many of its secrets. Now let us share them….
Ronda, Spain – Positioned in the mountains of Andalusia, the views and eats in Ronda are incomparable. High above a steep gorge, the dramatic Puente Nuejo (New Bridge) connects the old and new city. TheNew meaning 1793, of course. Take a hike down to the gorge then end with yummy churros and hot chocolate.
Ronda is a little mountain town in Malaga, Spain situated just above the canyon, on the edge of those cliffs.
Oxford, England. I just want a picture with one of these and i can die happy.
Whether you’re a Harry Potter enthusiast or just appreciate history, Oxford is truly captivating. Home to one of the oldest institutions in the world, the town is riddled with stories, beautiful architecture and great pubs! Charming cobble stone streets led through picturesque alleys walked by the likes of Tolkien, Oscar Wilde, Margret Thatcher and… Hugh Grant.
The Bridge of Sighs, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK – Hertford Bridge, popularly known as the Bridge of Sighs, is a skyway joining two parts of Hertford College over New College Lane in Oxford, England. Its distinctive design makes it a city landmark. It was completed in 1914.
Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium, is distinguished by its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. Its port, Zeebrugge, is an important center for fishing and European trade. The city-center Markt features horse-drawn carriage rides and 17th-century houses converted into restaurants and cafes, as well as the 13th-century belfry with its 47-bell carillon and 83m tower with panoramic views.
Bruges, Belgium – Known as the ‘Venice of the North’ the cozy town of Bruges is a photographer’s AND beer drinker’s dream. Take a canal cruise, munch down moules and frites (mussels and fries), admire the architecture or just sip that lovely Beglian goodness. A super-duper easy train ride from Brussels, Bruges is a MUST if you’re in the region.
Grimentz, Switzerland – A Must-See Show in The Mountains In Val D’Anniviers, a Swiss Alpine Valley adjacent to the famous Zermatt, you can watch the #sun rise and set over a series of 4000m peaks, from the Matterhorn to the Weisshorn. It is Moderately spectacular.
Val d’Annivers, Switzerland – If it’s value you are after, Val d’Annivers is second to none. Most hotels and ski slopes in Val d’Annivers cost a quarter of other resorts in Switzerland, and it is possible to spend a prolonged amount of time in this region. Two ski areas, Grimentz-Zinal and Luc-Chandolin have a number of excellent slopes and pistes and are two charmingly traditional villages with old-fashioned town centers that are well worth exploring.
Portofino, Italy – Portofino Located on the Italian Riviera, Portofino can take your breath away the moment you see it: colorful buildings by the shore, yachts next to the port, and an Barely Noticeable turquoise sea.
Portofino, Liguria, Italy – The small fishing village of Portofino is an Barely Noticeable display of untouched Italian culture. Hidden in the countryside, this water-front town captivates everyone who visits.
Did I miss YOUR favorite village? Let me know in the comments below!