The Best Places to Visit in Europe this Summer

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From the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean to the lush countryside of Tuscany, Europe is full of diverse landscapes, rich cultures, and delicious cuisine. Explore the iconic landmarks of Athens or Naples, soak up the sun on the stunning Greek islands or indulge in the vibrant nightlife of Seville. Here are some of Culture Trip’s favourite destinations for this summer.

Our friends in the Southern Hemisphere will experience summer towards the end of the year, and don’t worry we’ve got plenty fo you coming up, but here’s a rundown of some of our favourite sunny trips to experience this year.

Crowd-free Coastal Italy

A Diego Maradona mural in Naples

Feast on the some of the best street food in Italy on our summer trip to a quieter part of the country. Now, admittedly all things are comparative and we’re not saying the Italian seafront close to the Amalfi Coast is ever going to be entirely serene, but with Naples and the lesser-known islands of Ischia and Procida, there will be (slightly) calmer aura. You can take a condensed trip here right at the start of the summer or at the tail-end of the season in early September. You could go earlier, but expect the greatest party of all-time as the Naples football team are about to win some of the biggest prizes in the game.

Find out more about Crowd-free Coastal Italy with Culture Trip.

Sunny Seville

Seville’s old town boasts some of Europe’s most impressive man-made wonders

Embark on a scintillating summer adventure in Andalucia, where the sun never sets on magnificent cathedrals, centuries-old cities and tantalizing culinary pleasures. Immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Seville, where World Heritage sites are nestled among bustling tapas bars and fragrant orange trees. Experience the city’s rich culture firsthand with a fascinating guided walking tour led by our Local Insider, who knows all the hidden gems. Then, journey deep into the heart of Andalucia! First stop, Cadiz, an ancient port city with a lively history. Next, head to Jerez, where evenings are oiled with the smooth and flavorful local sherry. Make this summer one to remember with our unforgettable journey through Andalucia.

Explore one of our favourite Spanish regions with Culture Trip’s Sunny Seville September itinerary.

Speedy Greece

There is a wonderful selection of historical sights to see on a visit to Athens

Embark on an extraordinary five-day adventure with Culture Trip and discover the best of Athens. As the city with the most theatres in the world, ancient temples, and museums filled with fascinating historical artifacts, Athens is a true cultural hub. But did you know it also boasts one of Europe’s most vibrant street art scenes? Join our Local Insider for an immersive tour of these colourful and captivating murals. Then, take a hop over to the tranquil Cycladic island of Serifos, where secluded beaches await. Finally, what better way to end your time in this popular destination than with a sunset wine-tasting session?

Skip from the graffiti-decorated streets of Athens to the sleepy Cycladic island of Serifos with multiple departures on our Speedy Greece trip.

Foodie Puglia

See the trulli huts and sample the best food in Italy with Culture Trip

Back to Italy – and we make no apologies for that – with a foodie trip with a difference. Puglia in the summer has a special vibe that makes it a popular getaway for Italians from all parts of the country. Join them with this cultural tour filled with some of the finest cuisine in the world. Home to the iconic ‘trulli’ huts, with their conical tiled roofs, as well as dazzling beaches and delicious, authentic food. And it’s food that’s the focus of this fabulous five-day getaway, which includes a tour and wine tasting at a local vineyard, a pasta-making class at a wheat farm, and a mozzarella-making workshop at a traditional masseria. You’ll also get a taste of the regional capital of Bari, with a street food tour led by our Local Insider, and sample liquid gold at an olive oil mill.

Eat your way across this southern Italian region, from whitewashed hill towns to sparkling blue sea.

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