Europe is an incredibly diverse region, with sun-drenched beaches to snow-covered mountain ranges and everything in between. The history found in these countries map out the development of modern civilization. Historical events, from The Renaissance to Industrialization, have left their mark allowing us to revisit life from as far back as the early Roman empire. There is so much to do in Europe, and picking where to can be a challenge, so we put together our bucket list of must-sees.
Enjoy Italian sun on the Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast lies on the southern coast of Italy. When visiting Italy, spending time along the coast is a must. At the Amalfi Coast, there are many different activities to choose from, making it the perfect location to take a vacation. Whether you want to spend time in the country on beautiful hiking trails, lounge on a boat while enjoying the view of the coast, or just soaking up the sun on the beach, the Amalfi Coast has it all.
Gaze in wonder at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
A trip to Vatican City, a city-state in its right is situated in the heart of Rome, Italy and can be enjoyed by all. The crowning jewel of this small nation is the Sistine Chapel. Decorated throughout with frescos that are all works of art, it is the ceiling, painted over a period of 4 years by Michelangelo, that is the real masterpiece. Indeed, the poses and looks of the human subjects he painted have influenced artists ever since. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel changed how we viewed art, a testament to the skill and dedication of a pure genius.
Live like the Kings of Old
When it comes to life in the past, with TV shows and so on, the age of Kings and Castles is perhaps the one we are all most familiar with. You can relive that throughout the UK, especially in Scotland where you can live out your dream of being King of the North and stay at a real-life castle for a few days. Many palaces have now been transformed into hotels, and while you don’t get the full drawbridge and moat experience, you get a luxury stay in a building that is hundreds of years old and has history soaked into the walls. With four-poster beds and suits of armor abound, it’s hard to beat a castle as the place to stay.
Of course, this small selection just scratches the surface of what Europe has to offer, but we hope that this list gives you the travel bug for Europe.