Tarragona is a port town located in northeastern Spain along the Mediterranean Sea. It features a beautiful coastline, sandy beaches, cobblestone streets and ancient Roman ruins. It is a compact city that is best explored on foot.
Barcelona is located along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in Spain. It is best known for its unique architecture. The city is constructed in a grid pattern of equally sized blocks to better integrate shops and restaurants (on the ground floor) with living (on the top floors) and recreational spaces (in the centre). The city also showcases some of the most iconic buildings designed by the famous architect, Antoni Gaudi.
Madrid is the capital of Spain. It is one of the greenest and sunniest cities in all of Europe. It is also known for its modern architecture, thriving art scene, tasty tapas, trendy neighbourhoods and bustling nightlife.
Verona is located in northern Italy along the Adige River. It is famously known for being the setting of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. It is often referred to as Little Rome as it was once a Roman colony and contains many ancient Roman relics and ruins, including an amphitheater, which now hosts an opera festival every summer.
Venice is located in northern Italy and is commonly referred to as the floating city, the city of canals and the city of water. It was built on 117 small islands in the Adriatic Sea and is connected by 150 canals and 391 bridges. Instead of cars and bikes, there are only pedestrians, small boats and gondolas. In addition to its waterways and beautiful bridges, Venice is also famous for its architecture and art.
Siena is a charming medieval city located in the hilly countryside of central Tuscany. It’s surrounded by an ancient wall and features a maze of narrow cobblestone streets and historic squares. It is best known for its stunning architecture, medieval art, delicious cuisine and for hosting the Palio horse race twice a year.
San Gimignano is a charming town located on a hilltop in the Tuscany countryside. It is known as the Town of Fine Towers. During medieval times, seventy two tower-houses were built by rich families to showcase their wealth. Today, only fourteen remain. Encircled by an ancient wall, San Gimignano also contains other medieval architecture and provides sweeping views of the surrounding area.
Bologna is located in northern Italy and has several nicknames associated with some of the key features of the city. The most common of which are: la Dotta (“the learned one”, since Bologna has the oldest university in the world), la Rossa (“the red one”, in reference to the red tiled rooftops in the historical centre) and la Grassa (“the fat one”, because of all the delicious Italian cuisine).
Florence is located in central Italy and is the capital city of the Tuscany region. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance and became a major artistic, cultural, political and economic centre in Europe. Florence is home to some of the best art and architecture in the world and contains many museums and art galleries to highlight its history.
Vienna is often referred to as the City of Music and was once home to many famous composers, including Mozart and Beethoven. It is also referred to as the City of Dreams and is regarded for its high quality of life, which may have something to do with its famous Viennese coffee houses and cake, and has been ranked the most liveable city in the world for the past decade. The city centre is free from skyscrapers, dotted with historic buildings, and is great for walking around.