Along the European Coast From Italy to Portugal

Romantic
Romantic
28 - 37
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From Italy all the way to Portugal, travel along the coast visiting big cities, charming towns, and some of the world's most breathtaking beaches.

In this trip

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  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • Great FoodGreat Food
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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Rome, Italy

  • 2

    Florence, Italy

  • 3

    Rapallo, Italy

  • 4

    Nice, France

  • 5

    Toulon, France

  • 6

    Avignon, France

  • 7

    Perpignan, France

  • 8

    Barcelona, Spain

  • 9

    Valencia, Spain

  • 10

    Madrid, Spain

  • 11

    Salamanca, Spain

  • 12

    Porto, Portugal

  • 13

    Coimbra, Portugal

  • 14

    Lisbon, Portugal

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Things to do in and around Rome

  • Rome
  • Rome - Trevi Fountain
  • Colosseum in Rome
  • Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • panoramica giardino all'italiana a Villa Lante
  • Gardens of Ninfa (Giardini di Ninfa)
  • Vatican Museum
  • Everybody's gone @ the Spanish steps, Rome, Italy
  • Villa Borghese
  • Tonight at the Pantheon in Rome
  • Grape Orchards
  • Tivoli
  • 07_ 111 Palatine Hill
  • Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) in Spring
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  • Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Sept. 2011
  • Monte Argentario (GR)
  • Lago Trasimeno 3
  • Mimo in Piazza Navona-ROMA
  • Church of the Gesu, Rome
  • St Peter's Basilica
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  • Orvieto view
  • Pompeii
   
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Rome

Italy, Lazio region

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Italy's eternal capital boasts historic sites, ancient ruins, fine architecture, rich culture, superb food, and vibrant nightlife.

Rome is a city and special commune (named "Roma Capitale") in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the homonyms province and of the region of Lazio. Rome is referred to as "The Eternal City", its history spans more than two and a half thousand years. Rome's historic center is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are among the world's most visited tourist destinations with both locations receiving millions of tourists a year. The Vatican City is an independent country geographically located within the city boundaries of Rome.
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Things to do in and around Florence

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  • Florence
  • Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
  • San Miniato al Monte
  • Michelangelos David
  • I cipressi di San Quirico d'Orcia
  • Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • Cathedral, Florence
  • Giotto's bell tower from the top of the Florence Cathedral
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
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  • Lago Trasimeno 3
  • San Gimignano
  • Piazza San Marco
  • Torre Guinigi, Lucca, Italia.
  • panoramica giardino all'italiana a Villa Lante
   
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Florence

Italy, Tuscany region

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Tuscany's capital is full of history, boasting beautiful architecture, great art venues, superb food, and unforgettable atmosphere.

Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. Florence is famous for its history, a center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions. The Historic Center of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries.
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Things to do in and around Rapallo

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  • Rapallo 45
  • Rapallo
  • Castello
  • Rapallo
  • Manarola afternoon
  • 083 - Montallegro
  • Torre Guinigi, Lucca, Italia.
  • - Il mondo è rotondo a Pisa - Peleng 8mm
   
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Rapallo

Italy, Riviera region

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A beautiful seaside town surrounded by hilly landscape, Rapello is known for its mild climate which has made it a popular destination.

Rapallo is a municipality in the province of Genoa, Liguria, northern Italy. It is situated on the Ligurian Sea coast, on the Tigullio Gulf, between Portofino and Chiavari. Rapallo has been known for its climate that made it over the years the winter residence of preference for most of the affluent Italians living in the North West of Italy. Its proximity to the coast makes for mild winters where people can enjoy easy strolls on the sunny promenade and the golfers can enjoy one of the oldest courses in Italy. notable landmarks include The Castello sul Mare, The historical Tower of the Fieschi, the Basilica of Sts. Gervasius and Protasius and The Castello di Punta Pagana.
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Things to do in and around Nice

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  • le plateau du vercors
  • The Promenade
  • Yves Klein
  • Villa des Arènes
  • Cannes
  • Rando Stand Up Paddle aux iles de Lérins
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  • 111 Paris - Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Musee Guimet
  • Make My Living
  • Nice
  • Antibes
  • Gorges du Cians 2
  • View of Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Gorges du Daluis
   
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Nice

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

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Known for its famous "Promenade des Anglais", this port city boasts a rich cultural life and a profusion of modern artworks.

Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse. Located on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille. The city is called Nice la Belle, which means Nice the Beautiful, For decades now, the picturesque Nicean surroundings have attracted not only those in search of relaxation, but also those seeking inspiration.
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Things to do in and around Toulon

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  • Toulon-4
  • Marseille 2
  • 2005-09-17 10-01 Provence 109 Aix-en-Provence
  • Cap Canaille
   
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Toulon

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

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With a rich maritime history, Toulon is a vibrant city with rustic charm, nice museums, architectural curios, and coastal beauty.

Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbor on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Located in the Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur region, Toulon is the capital of the Var department. The Commune of Toulon is the fifteenth-largest city in France. Toulon is the fourth-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille, Nice and Montpellier. Toulon is an important center for naval construction, fishing, wine making, and the manufacture of aeronautical equipment, armaments, maps, paper, tobacco, printing, shoes, and electronic equipment.
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Things to do in and around Avignon

  • Avignon
  • 2005-09-17 10-01 Provence 792 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
  • La Cité des Papes dans la lumière du soir le 31 décembre 2012, île de la Barthelasse, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, France.
  • Saint-Bénezet
  • Avignon papal palace view to petit palais
  • 2005-09-17 10-01 Provence 109 Aix-en-Provence
  • Marseille 2
  • La Cité des Papes dans la lumière du soir le 31 décembre 2012, île de la Barthelasse, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, France.
  • Avignone - 10 - 26.04.06
  • Clock Tower Nimes France
  • Arles
  • 6246-Orange
  • Cap Canaille
   
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Avignon

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

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Full of energy and architectural treasures, Avignon is an excellent base from which to explore Western Provence.

Avignon is a French commune in southeastern France, bordered by the left bank of the Rhֳ´ne river. Of the 94,787 inhabitants of the city, about 12,000 live in the ancient town center surrounded by its medieval ramparts. Often referred to as the "City of Popes" because of the presence of popes and anti popes from 1309 to 1423 during the Catholic schism. This is one of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts. In addition, its historic center, the palace of the popes, Rocher des Doms, and the bridge of Avignon are well-preserved.
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Things to do in and around Perpignan

  • Cathédrale Saint-Jean et les toits de Perpignan, Roussillon, Pyrénées-Orientales, France.
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  • St Aloysius Church in Glasgow
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  • Beach on route to Sete_view2
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  • La loge de mer
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  • Cirque de Navacelles
  • Narbonne-007
   
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Perpignan

France, Languedoc-Roussillon region

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As the capital of the Roussillon, this dynamic city retains a strong Catalan influence, from its architecture to its museums.

Perpignan is a city, a commune in southern France. Perpignan was the capital of the former province and county of Roussillon and continental capital of the Kingdom of Majorca in the 13th and 14th centuries. Main sights in Perpignan include : The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, construction began in 1324 and ended in 1509; The 13th-century Palace of the Kings of Majorca sits on the high citadel, surrounded by ramparts. The main city door, the Castillet is a small fortress built in the 14th century, which has been preserved. It had also been used as a prison until the end of the 19th century.
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Things to do in and around Barcelona

  • Barcelona
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Barri Gòtic
  • Park Guell
  • Terraces in Raval
  • Sitges, Spain
  • Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
  • Getxo at night
  • Street
  • La Rambla
  • IMG_1575
  • La Sierra de Montserrat
  • Monasterio de Vallbona de les Monges
  • Interior - Palau de la Musica de Catalana
  • 3 - Passeig de Gracia 2 Houses
  • 2011 Barcelona
  • Barcelona Beach
  • Com per aixecar la pedra...
  • Illes Medes
  • Museu
  • picasso museum
  • 007660 - Barcelona
  • Casa Milá (La Pedrera)
  • Girona
  • Abbaye Sant Benet de Bages
   
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Barcelona

Spain, Catalonia region

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A vibrant metropolis set on the Mediterranean Sea, famed for its brilliant architecture, rich culture, and captivating history.

Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, and the second largest city in the country. Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural center and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi and Lluis Domenech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.
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Things to do in and around Valencia

  • Valência
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  • Valencia Blue
  • Valencia Beach
  • Museum of Fine Arts / Музеят на изящните изкуства
  • Teruel
  • Peñíscola
  • The National Ceramics Museum Gonzalez Marti / Националният музей на кремиката
  • Llotja de la Seda / Silk Exchange / Пазара за коприна
  • Oceanogràfic
  • Alicante 2006 017
  • Cuenca
   
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Valencia

Spain, Valencian Community region

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While Valencia retains a pride and tight connection to its past, it also is extremely modernized in its demeanor and culture.

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain. Its historic center is one of the largest in Spain, with approximately 169 acres; this heritage of ancient monuments, views and cultural attractions makes Valencia one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Major monuments include Valencia Cathedral, the Torres de Serranos, the Torres de Quart, the Llotja de la Seda, and the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciencies, an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex designed by Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela.
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Things to do in and around Madrid

  • Madrid
  • Edificio Villanueva
  • Madrid near Plaza Mayor
  • Museo Reina Sofia
  • National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid
  • Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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  • Palacio de cristal
  • Estacion de Atocha (Atocha railway station)
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Madrid 454 Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • segovia autumn sunset
  • Avila, Spain-30
  • SPAIN2013
  • Convent of Las Descalzas Reales
  • Madrid - Museo El Prado
  • A fight!
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  • Cuenca
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Madrid

Spain, Community of Madrid region

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Madrid is where ancient and old meet modern and cosmopolitan, where sightseeing, dancing, and shopping go hand in hand.

Madrid is the capital of Spain and its largest city. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural center of Spain. While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theater with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century National Library building containing some of Spain's historical archives; a large number of National museums, and the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado.
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Things to do in and around Salamanca

  • salamanca bird view
  • Salamanca street 2
  • Plaza mayor
  • La Catedral Vieja de Salamanca
  • Casa de las conchas (2)
  • Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Avila, Spain-30
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  • Old and New Cathedrals / Catedrales Vieja y Nueva, Salamanca
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  • san Esteban de Salamanca
  • CERRALBO DE CASTILLO
   
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Salamanca

Spain, Castile and Leon region

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The historical richness of Salamanca's architecture has earned it a status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Salamanca is a city in northwestern Spain, the capital of the Province of Salamanca in the community of Castile and Leon. Its Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. It is one of the most important university cities in Spain. Salamanca attracts thousands of international students, generating a diverse environment. The University of Salamanca, which was founded in 1218, is the oldest university in Spain and the fourth oldest western university.
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Things to do in and around Porto

  • Ligurian colours
  • Ramos Pinto Building
  • Praça de Almeida Garett
  • Porto
  • Serralves Foundation
  • Guimarães-019
  • Mistérios Negros Hiking Trail
  • Igreja de São Francisco - Salvador/BA
  • igreja do carmo
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  • granite
  • Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
  • The bicycle
  • Porto 2009-03-28 001
  • CAPELA DAS ALMAS
  • Cais da Ribeira
  • Livraria Lello & Irmão
  • Palace Hotel do Bussaco, Bussaco, Portugal
  • Town of Tomar
   
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Porto

Portugal, Norte region

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Famous for its wine, Portugal's second largest city boasts a lovely waterfront and several historical sites and monuments.

Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon, and one of the major urban areas in Southern Europe. Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its Latin name, Portus Cale has been referred to as the origin for the name "Portugal", based on transliteration and oral evolution from Latin. One of Portugal's internationally famous exports, port wine, is named for Porto, since the metropolitan area, and in particular the adegas of Vila Nova de Gaia, were responsible for the production and export of the fortified wine.
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Things to do in and around Coimbra

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  • Coimbra
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  • coimbra - praca do comercio (2)
  • Praça do Comércio - Coimbra, Portugal
  • Town of Tomar
  • Fountain of Tears
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  • Biblioteca Joanina
  • Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha, Coimbra
  • Portugal-21 - Se Velho
  • The bicycle
  • Palace Hotel do Bussaco, Bussaco, Portugal
   
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Coimbra

Portugal, Centro region

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A picturesque city set on a hill, which offers a wide range of restaurants, cafes, pastry shops, monuments and nightclubs.

Among the many archaeological structures date back to the Roman era are its well-preserved aqueduct and cryptoporticus. Similarly, buildings from 1131 to 1255 still remain. During the Late Middle Ages, Coimbra began to evolve into a major cultural centre, helped by the university established there in 1537. The university, one of the oldest in Europe, is frequented by tourists for its monuments and history. The historical University buildings were classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 2013: "Coimbra offers an outstanding example of an integrated university city with a specific urban typology as well as its own ceremonial and cultural traditions that have been kept alive through the ages."
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Things to do in and around Lisbon

  • Castelo de São Jorge, Lisbon
  • Lisbon 1
  • Jeronimos Monastery, Belem
  • Bairro Alto, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Lisboa, Lisbonne
  • Sintra, Portugal
  • Mafra National Palace - Palácio Nacional de Mafra - 2
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  • Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
  • Lisbon With Langon - 26
  • Exterior of Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga Lisbon
  • Town of Tomar
  • Palácio Nacional de Monserrate, Sintra
  • Rua Augusta
  • just another day
  • Chinese Propaganda Posters at the Service of Politics
  • Torre de Belem, Lisbon
  • Palácio Nacional da Pena- Sintra (Explore)
  • Capuchos II
   
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Lisbon

Portugal, Lisbon region

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The capital of Portugal, Lisbon is a lively city filled with restaurants, shops, buzzing nightlife, and historical sites.

Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo. Ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the 5th century, it was captured by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1147, the Crusaders reconquered the city and since then it has been a major political, economic and cultural centre of Portugal. Lisbon enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Among all the metropolises in Europe, it has the warmest winters.
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