Myths and legends Walk the grounds of haunted castles and under the eaves of enchanted forests that fill the pages of Shakespeare’s works and fantasy fiction. Visit Neolithic sites where stones mark the passage of time by sun and shadow and travel between cobbled medieval towns laced together by train tracks that climb mountains and skirt coastline.
History and the arts
The birthplace of opera, la Révolution, classical music, the Olympics and Socialism. Traipse the landing beaches of the two world wars; stand unchallenged in the gladiator’s Colosseum and strut along the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik.
Elite style and refined taste
Shop in fashion capitals Paris and Milan or stumble upon trendy Mediterranean towns. Then there’s the food; pick and choose from Spanish pintxos and tapas, swoon to the smell of fresh croissants outside a French bakery, sear your throat with Italian espressos and Scotch whisky and sample fine wines and craft beers almost anywhere.
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