Run Down of The Top 16 Cities to Visit in 2017 – Part 2

By NH | 18:17

 

11. Rome

 
The magical city of Rome is a perfect mix of historical ruins and incredible monuments that still amaze visitors thousands of years after their construction: the Coliseum, the Vatican or the Roman Circus ruins are just some of the sights that await you in this city, unlike anything you have ever seen before.
Other astonishing sites to visit in Rome are the Trevi Fountain (remember to toss a coin in), the Roman Forum, the charming neighbourhood of Trastevere, Sant’Angelo castle and the chaotic but stunning Piazza Navona.
For some fabulous shopping take a stroll through Campo de Fiori or Via Veneto and find some truly delicious Italian ice cream in one of the charming ice cream shops that decorate almost every street.


10. Milan


Are you looking for some of the best chic shopping opportunities? Welcome to Milan, one of the world’s fashion capitals! The perfect shopping spree starts at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, where you’ll have to take a minute to look up and admire its extraordinary glass vaults, and finishes at the trendy neighbourhoods of Brera and Via Monte, where you’ll find some of the most exclusive and expensive shops.
Besides shopping, tourists will find that Milan hides beautiful iconic places like the famed Duomo Di Milano, one of the largest Gothic churches in Italy, the breathtaking Opera House, the Sforzesco Castle, and the Museo Della Scienza dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, a perfect choice for those visiting Milan with kids!
Nearby Milan’s Opera House is the Giuseppe Verdi road, lined with antique shop after shop. Another cute neighbourhood is Brera, famous for its Pinacoteca, where you’ll be able to admire some of the works by Caravaggio, Hayes or Piero Della Francesca.


9. Nice


Located by the Mediterranean Sea and in the area known as the French Riviera, elegant Nice is a vibrant city that can be comfortably visited on foot or by bike. Let the buzzing energy of its people, shops, cafes and restaurants infect you with Nice’s local charm.
After a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais, find the Musee d’Art et d’Histoire Palais Massena and learn all about Nice’s history from the Napoleonic era to the 20th-century.
Tourists will find that Nice is an excellent choice for a family vacation; there are plenty of water parks, animal sanctuaries and many engaging activities for children and adults alike.
Away from the city hustle, Nice has also a lot to offer for those who seek some off-the-beaten-path sights; Sentier du Littoral, the scenic Parc de Valrose, and the local vineyard are just some examples!

 

8. Salzburg

 
Did you know Salzburg was Mozart’s hometown? And the same way it happened to him, don’t be surprised if these city steals your heart, as it’s a captivating destination of spectacular architecture and breathtaking scenery.
Salzburg is a small city so it doesn’t necessarily take longer than one day to visit its highlights. Make sure to pay a visit to the following: the Mirabelle gardens, Salzburg Dom Cathedral, Mozart’s Birthplace, St. Peter’s Monastery and the Hohensalzburg Fortress. And you certainly can leave Salzburg without admiring the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Town of Salzburg, it will leave you speechless!


7. Bruges


This perfectly preserved medieval city is a tourist’s dream come true, and more than two million yearly visitors agree! The whole city seems just out of a fairy tale.
Its cobblestoned streets will lead the visitor to world-class museums and to Bruges highlights, including the iconic square Markt, the beautiful medieval palaces on Burg Square, the Basilica of the Holy Blood, the tranquil Begijnhof courtyard, and of course, the Bruges Beer Museum.
But splendid Bruges is not all about architecture! The city is a great starting point to enjoy more of its history and discover the Flemish countryside with one of the many tours offered at the Bruges Tourism Office.

 

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