It could be an excellent travel itinerary, an essential purpose to leave: visit the most beautiful cities in the world! Yes, but what are they? The problem in these cases is always which to exclude, since there are thousands of charming towns, and in truth, each of them certainly deserves to be on this exclusive list. We have tried to establish our top 10 of the most beautiful cities to visit. After you have selected a group of 100 cities around the globe, we asked a sample of over 10,000 users to indicate 5 preferences, evaluating for each of them the beauty of the landscapes, heritage, historical, artistic and cultural heritage, the wealth of recreation opportunities, and the cleanliness/quality of tourist services. Analyzing the data collected, we were able to decree the most beautiful city in the world! Let’s find out together what it is.
Bangkok, Thailand, culture and hectic life Find here a perfect synthesis, a striking example of postmodern who wants a cocktail in the sky bar at who knows what floor in height, a Thai massage and a visit to Buddha. Yes, here you can find anything. Culture is cut into slices; landscapes are to be squashed and food well, we’re in the street food capital of the world!
Vienna, Austria, more than a human-made city, we would call it ” man-made for kings, queens, and princesses.” Vienna cannot (and must not) ignore its imperial past, its Habsburgs ‘ residence, but at the same time to be a city of Klimt and the Sacher Cake! Feel like kings, queens, and princesses for a weekend, in Vienna you can!
Kyoto, Japan is the city of 1,000 temples, the ancient capital of Japan, where to live the soul of the Eastern country in its quintessence. From Buddhist temples to geisha’s neighborhoods, Kyoto, as opposed to the capital Tokyo, is a city to live with slowness, a city to breathe with full lungs.
New Orleans, Louisiana (USA) one of the fascinating destinations of the continent in stars and Stripes, home of blues and jazz, and with a troubled history and still inextricably linked to the first slave routes from Africa. Not even the Hurricane Katrina of 2005 was able to wipe out his soul, which is revealed in the French Quarter, at Cafe du Monde, even in his famous cemeteries! And it’s also the city of Ghosts and Voodoo need anything else?
Athens, Greece, here is born democracy, here is born politics (the real one, or at least the one that “should be”). Here many things arise: we are in the cradle of the civilization of the Mediterranean, we are in a city where the weight of history is such as to create an echo Without Borders. Although the economic situation is not prosperous, Athens remains an essential reference point for those who love ancient history. But also for those who do not love her.
Quebec City, Quebec (Canada)among the fascinating cities in the gigantic Canadian state. Perched on a rocky hill and crossed by the San Lorenzo River, it splits into the upper and lower town. In 1985 it was included among the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO: visit its Citadels and the Hotel Chateau Frontenac… you’ll understand why.
Charleston, South Carolina (USA) we went back in time, in the pre-industrial revolution period: horse carriages, cobbled streets, pastel-colored buildings. In the “Holy City,” you can breathe Southern hospitality, embraced by a small gulf in the Atlantic Ocean. From its “Downtown” (the center) to the French Quarter, passing through the Rivers Cooper and Ashley, it is impossible not to fall in love with it.
Cairo, Egypt’s the most important city in Egypt and one of the oldest in the world, was born on the banks of the Nile. It is probably the benchmark for fans of ancient history and, of course, ancient Egypt, with everything around it: mysteries, pyramids, sphinxes and hidden treasures. Not to be missed: The Necropolis of Giza and its 3 Great Pyramids (Cheops, Chefren, Mycerinus), the Great Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, the Alabaster Mosque, and the Coptic quarter.
Bergen, Norway’s Second City after the capital Oslo, is perhaps even more “identitarian,” less cosmopolitan, more linked to the origins of Nordic culture. Called “Porta sui fjords,” it is an extraordinary mix of mountains, ports, music, and culture. Not to be missed: Bryggen Marina, Bergenhus Fortress, Fløyen mountain, Hardangerfjord, and the “troll language.”
Istanbul Aya sofiamisterium and beauty, monuments and churches, markets…no, Bazaar actually, no the Grand Bazaar, which is something else. The Turkish metropolis combines dream architecture with a Middle Eastern charm, which smells of spices. Not to be missed: the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, The Grand Bazaar, the Aya Sofia.