Giethoorn, the Netherlands
The village of Giethoorn in northern Holland has been called many things, repeatedly:
Isn’t she lovely?
In 1809, the British poet Lord Byron said mountaintop Sintra was, perhaps, the most beautiful town in the world. It has proposal-worthy views from every angle…
On the Alsatian wine route in northeast France,
Another town that inspires: Soglio is “the gateway to paradise,” mused Italian-Swiss painter Giovanni Segantini, but we’d argue that the Swiss town is paradise.
Korcula Town, Croatia
Known as “little Dubrovnik” among locals, the seaside town of Korčula (located on the island of Korčula) is Croatia’s best-kept secret.
Though not technically on Germany’s Romantic Road, Bamberg still fits the bill—and deserves a detour.
Flanked by the tallest peaks in the Pyrenees mountain range, Benasque looks more like a village in the Swiss Alps than northern Spanish.
You’ve likely heard of Manarola before: