5 Beautiful Cities in Europe

There’s so much more to Europe than London, Paris and Rome-and sometimes it’s the less popular locales that prove the most spectacular vacation spots of them all. Take the road less travelled and visit these hidden gems, which we’re celebrating as the 6 most underrated cities in Europe.

Split, Croatia

The city of Split, Croatia, will appeal to just about any traveller. It is known for fine dining, excellent shopping and loads of bars to choose from. The city is also home to the Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and formerly a retirement palace built for the Emperor Diocletian around the year 300 A.D. If that weren’t enough reason to book your trip to Split right now, then the captivating view of the sea from this coastal town will surely do the trick.

Vézelay, France

The city of love may be calling your name but before you book your ticket to Paris, you might want to consider Vézelay. Built back in the 11th century, this ancient city is known for its vineyards, and the famous church built for Mary Magdalene. Built on a hilltop, this town is nothing short of picturesque. Inspiring architecture and beautiful landscapes ensure a most peaceful stay.Vézelay’s hilltop location has made it an obvious site for a town since ancient times. In the 9th century the Benedictines were given land to build a monastery during the reign of Charles the Bald.

Vézelay, France

The city of love may be calling your name but before you book your ticket to Paris, you might want to consider Vézelay. Built back in the 11th century, this ancient city is known for its vineyards, and the famous church built for Mary Magdalene. Built on a hilltop, this town is nothing short of picturesque. Inspiring architecture and beautiful landscapes ensure a most peaceful stay.

Ferrara, Italy

Rome isn’t the only Italian city with rich history, culture and architecture. Located in Northern Italy, Ferrara, a lesser-known and less frequently visited city, is the destination missing from your summer itinerary. Ancient walls-nearly 9 kilometres long-surround this city, which is filled with immense cathedrals and castles that date back to the 14th century. Every road and building are reminiscent of the era the city was constructed, garnering it a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation.

Basel, Switzerland

Bordering Germany and France, this multicultural  is among Europe’s most unique. Boasting the most museums in Europe, it’s a culture-lover’s dream. It also happens to be peaceful and quiet with an absolutely serene atmosphere, making it the perfect getaway from everyday stressors.