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Friday Sep 11, 2015
Relaxing Travel: Fun Small Towns in Europe
It can be easy just to visit big cities and ignore the many beautiful, fun and relaxing small towns in Europe. You often fly into a major city and choose to just stay there, as it’s the most convenient and obvious travel option. But by renting a car in Europe, and getting out of the city, you can see a lot more of the continent without being restricted by a public transportation schedule!
Driving around Europe at your own pace it is not only a relaxing travel experience but also allows you to visit a number of different towns in a few days. From traveling to Italy, France, and Spain, to Germany, Norway or even Ireland, we have put together some of the most relaxing and fun small towns you must explore on your next trip to Europe:
Located in the Italian region of Umbria, the village of Bevanga is known for its traditional arts and artisans, including gold-leaf painting and candle making. The medieval town is a vibrant and creative place to be, and is often overlooked by tourists in Italy who often choose larger more well-known destinations like Rome and Venice.
The small town of Besalu is built up around a beautiful bridge that gives it its unique charm. The Catalonian town is also home to a thriving arts scene and tasty Catalan cuisine. Just a 30-minute drive from Girona Airport, the town is steeped in history and has plenty of Roman ruins to visit, while the town itself actually looks medieval.
The Barvarian town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is just a few hours’ drive from Munich and is surrounded by the mountains that hosted the Winter Olympics back in 1936. Explore the town’s narrow cobbled streets and historic architecture, with parts of the town dating back to 15 AD.
The small fishing village of Reine can be found on the Arctic island of Moskenesoya and has been voted the most beautiful village in Norway. Stay in one of the cozy and relaxing refurbished fisherman’s cottages on the Norwegian Sea among the 300 other inhabitants of the town and hope to see the spectacular northern lights from here.
Known as “Little Venice,” Colmar is well known for its beautiful waterways, medieval streets and historic homes. The well-kept town is not only picture perfect but it is also famous for its aromatic wines, and is considered the wine capital of the district. Here you will find both German and French foods, as well as German and French architecture, including Neo-Baroque and Gothic.
While plenty of Irish towns are visited for their beauty, many consider Portmagee to be among the most beautiful in the country. Located on the southwest coast of the country, the seaside and fishing village has distinctive brightly-colored buildings and a strong live Irish music scene in its local pubs, where you can also enjoy classic Irish pub food and a pint of Guinness. From here you can also visit Skelligs Rock, a 6th century monastic settlement.
Visiting Quaint Towns in Europe
Getting over the pond is the first step to visiting quaint towns in Europe that will steal your heart and Kemwel provides everything you need to host the vacation of a lifetime! Whether you’re still looking for cheap airfare or need a rental car in Italy, even right from the Rome Airport, we offer only the best deals in travel transportation to make your trip memorable, convenient, and affordable.