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18Sorano (Tuscany), in Italy
The municipality of Sorano is part of that most unknown and rebellious Tuscany that is home to many corners yet to be discovered.
It has places of great architectural and historical interest such as the medieval walls, the Jewish ghetto, the Masso Leopoldino fortification, the Chapel of the Virgen del Buen Consejo and the church of Santa María del Águila.
In addition to its wines, you cannot leave without trying the Tufi cialdino, a typical sweet from the area.
17Skíathos, in Greece
It is part of the Sporades islands and can be reached by investing 30 minutes by plane from Athens. Crystal clear waters, flirtatious houses from which to dawn almost, almost, caressing the water from your doorstep and a catalog of beaches and forests to choose from if you go back and forth in the sun or walk among the trees.
16Foix (Ariège), in France
At the foot of the Pyrenees and with a medieval castle. Nature, adventure, outdoors and a good dose of History. Foix, in the French department of Ariège, has everything the body asks of us for an impromptu getaway.
15Portovenere (Liguria), in Italy
The fishing village of Portovenere is one of the most beautiful (and least exploited) on the Ligurian coast. Its pastel-colored houses, its labyrinthine alleys and its charming port will make you fall in love with this town of hypnotic sunsets and simple life.
In 1997 Cinque Terre, together with Portovenere and the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto, were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
14L’île Louët (Brittany), in France
This island is so small, so small that the only thing that fits on it is a lighthouse. A wonder that wins our interest when we discover that this lighthouse can be rented to spend the night in it. Of course, in the season that runs from April to October and for a maximum of 10 people. Good luck, which is usually always full.
13Portoferraio (Livorno, Elba Island), in Italy
The town of Portoferraio is located in the Italian province of Livorno, on the island of Elba and the reason for its name is that it was once a port from which iron was exported, bought in the mid-16th century by Cosme I de ‘Medici.
The vestiges of the Renaissance can still be seen on its walls and its old town. A visit to the Villa dei Mulini, Napoleon’s winter residence, is essential.
12Sami (Kefalonia), in Greece
Turquoise waters and a skylight that lets light into the interior of this cave, that of Melisanni, in which it is said, it is said that nymphs once lived. This Greek wonder of the island of Kefalonia can be visited on excursion. They do not last long and, if you have a choice, we tell you that it is at 14:00 when the sun sets over its opening.
11Procida, in Italy
Known as the little sister of Ischia and Capri, the island of Procida is a small Italian paradise that catches instantly.
To get there, you will have to take a boat from Naples, which in less than an hour will dock in this idyllic destination that is still a mystery to many tourists.
The perfect relaxation plan? Stroll through the Marina Corricella, a small fishing district full of colorful houses.
10Vila Franca do Campo islet (San Miguel, Azores), in Portugal
Do you know what it would be like to bathe in the bottom of a volcano crater? The answer is in this islet in the Azores. Located around a kilometer from the island of San Miguel, here the ocean water is slightly tempered and plays to hang out trying to get in and out of this crater that is now used as a place of joy and enjoyment.
9Crovie (Aberdeenshire), in Scotland
Do you see those 50 houses and that narrow road? That’s all Crovie has needed to make a place for himself among the most beautiful places in Europe. Can you imagine opening the window every morning and finding yourself facing the sea licking the shore?
8Torquay (Devon), in England
There are those who compare it to French Cannes or Nice, but Torquay has its own touch, a very unique way of sunset and that mixture of green natural exuberance and seawater that is not so easily found in the Mediterranean.
7Adishi in Georgia
If a trip to Georgia serves to open the mind to the different, to what has not yet succumbed to being in uniform, doing it to Adishi elevates this experience to the umpteenth power. This small town lost in the mountains of the country is a bath of authenticity, joy and enjoyment of nature (what a sky when it gets dark) and a shot of essence in vein.
6Sirmione (Lombardy), in Italy
Sirmione is one of the most charming villages of Lago di Garda, in the Lombardy region.
One of its main attractions is undoubtedly the old town, where we find a fortress known as Rocca Scaligera, the Maria Callas palazzo and the churches of Santa Maria della Neve and San Pietro in Marino .
For a relaxing day, nothing like visiting one of the main places with natural thermal waters in the area, Aquaria Thermal Spa.
5Sistelo, in Portugal
Deep green terraces that remind us of tea plantations in some Asian country, but which are actually closer, much closer. As much as the 60 kilometers away that separate the Portuguese town of Sistelo from, for example, Vigo. Located in a valley, Sistelo is called little Portuguese Tibet.
4Cefalù (Sicily), in Italy
Although many Sicilian routes forget this little gem, the truth is that Cefalù is an essential stop, and not only because it has some of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Sicily, but also because it houses such picturesque places as its fishing port. , its old case or its cathedral.
Located in the province of Palermo, this town whose population does not reach 15,000 inhabitants (although in the summer the thing changes), constitutes a perfect place where to abandon yourself to the beautiful vita, eat arancini and let yourself be caressed by the Mediterranean.
3Agüero (Huesca), in Spain
Spain makes a place for itself, a well-deserved place, in this list of beauty among the most beautiful in Europe. It does so thanks to the town of Agüero, in Huesca, and the imposing rock formations, known as Los Mallos, that rise behind it. Walk around it, walk around them, but, above all, stay away, take a distance and delight in the perfect image that people and nature form.
2Ilha das Flores (Azores), in Portugal
Azores stomps in this edition of the Best Hidden Gems and places two of its enclaves among the best jewels in Europe. And it is that this Portuguese archipelago located in the Atlantic is a delicious bunch of secrets to discover. Its Flower Island and the exuberance of its nature are a good example of this.
1Bohinj in Slovenia
Bohinj, and its crystal clear waters surrounded by towering mountains, is the lake in which anyone would like to dive and indulge in the noble task of procrastinating. Located in the Triglav National Park in Slovenia, looking at it and breathing its atmosphere is a gift of pure nature in the heart of the Julian Alps.