European Cultural Highlights

Get to know the height of European sophistication on this trip through major opera-related destinations, discovering architectural gems, cultural monuments, and marvelous cuisine.

In this trip

  • CultureCulture
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • ActiveActive

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Milan, Italy

  • 2

    Florence, Italy

  • 3

    Verona, Italy

  • 4

    Bregenz, Austria

  • 5

    Zurich, Switzerland

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Things to do in and around Milan

  • Milan sky view
  • Milan's Cathedral
  • Siena
  • Milan: Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Piazza della Scala
  • Castle Fenis
  • Jezioro Como
  • Milan, Undated
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  • La Scala
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  • Double sky
  • MILANO, BASILICA DI SANT'AMBROGIO
  • Discus
  • Sala Comacina
  • Botanical gardens of Villa Taranto
   
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Milan

Italy, Lombardy region

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This buzzing metropolis is Italy's heart of style and chic, offering travelers great shopping, historic sites, and superb cuisine.

Milan is an Alpha leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, design, education, entertainment, fashion, media, research, and tourism. The city is a major world fashion and design capital, well known for several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair. The city hosts numerous cultural institutions, academies and universities. Milan's museums, theaters and landmarks, including the Milan Cathedral, Sforza Castle and Leonardo da Vinci paintings such as The Last Supper, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attract over 9 million visitors annually. Milan – after Naples – is the second Italian city with the highest number of accredited stars from the Michelin Guide.
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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
  • Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • San Gimignano
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  • Cathedral, Florence
  • Giotto's bell tower from the top of the Florence Cathedral
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Torre Guinigi, Lucca, Italia.
  • I cipressi di San Quirico d'Orcia
  • Piazza San Marco
  • - Il mondo è rotondo a Pisa - Peleng 8mm
  • Manarola afternoon
   
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Florence

Italy, Tuscany region

CultureHistoricNight lifeFood2 nights

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 Verona

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  • Porta Borsari, Verona
  • Arena di Verona 1
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  • Venice
  • Basilique Palladienne et centre historique, Monte Berico, Vicence, province de Vicence, Vénétie, Italie.
  • Verona
  • Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole
  • Sirmione
  • To Mantua
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  • Maranello, Italia/Italy
   
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Verona

Italy, Veneto region

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Immortalized in several Shakespearean plays, Verona lures travelers with its culture, rich history, and unforgettable atmosphere.

Verona is a city straddling the Adige river in Veneto, northern Italy. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, owing to its artistic heritage, several annual fairs, shows, and operas, such as the lyrical season in the Arena, the ancient amphitheater built by the Romans. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture. Three of Shakespeare's plays are set in Verona: Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Taming of the Shrew.
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Things to do in and around Bregenz

  • Pool in the Old City
  • wandered upon a church
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  • Bregenz, Austria, May 2014
  • Schwartzsee
  • blue and green and clouds
  • 070/365 (August 20, 2008) - Mountain Coaster (Wisp Mountain, McHenry, Maryland)
  • innsbruck
  • Rissbach Herbst
  • Marktgasse in Feldkirch, Austria
   
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Bregenz

Austria, Vorarlberg region

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Hugging the shore of freshwater Lake Constance, this terraced city features landmarks from the 13C-16C.

Bregenz is the capital of Vorarlberg, the westernmost federal state of Austria. The city is located on the eastern shores of Lake Constance, the third-largest freshwater lake in Central Europe, between Switzerland in the west and Germany in the northwest. It's especially famous for the annual summer music festival Bregenzer Festspiele. Landmarks buildings of Bregenz include Martins Tower, St. Gallus Church, the Art House, the Post Office Building, and the Lake Promenade. The annual summer music festival Bregenzer Festspiele is a world-famous festival which takes place on and around a stage on Lake Constance, where a different opera is performed every second year.
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Things to do in and around Zurich

  • Zürich | Zurich General view
  • Zurich Street
  • Kunsthaus in Zurich
  • Zurich
  • Zurich 026
  • Basel view from Munster
  • Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Albi, 1864 - castillo de Malromé, Gironde, 1901) Las dos amigas (c. 1894-1895)
  • Zurich sunrise
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  • zoo zurich
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  • Swiss National Museum in Zurich
  • Grossmunster Church, Zurich
  • Bern
  • Lungern - Brienzer Rothorn
   
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Zurich

Switzerland, Zurich region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric2 nights

The heart of Swiss commerce, finances, and academia, Zurich boasts museums, galleries, a buzzing nightlife, and a superb atmosphere.

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. It is located at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. Zurich is home to many churches and houses of the old town, the most expensive shops along the famous Bahnhofstrasse, as well as world-class museums, operas, and theater. The Lindenhof in the old town is the historical site of the Roman castle, and the later Carolingian Imperial Palace. Zurich offers a great deal of variety when it comes to night-time leisure. It is the host city of the world-famous Street Parade, which takes place in August every year. Zurich is known for its nightlife, offering a huge variety of restaurants, bars, and night clubs.
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