When it comes to summer activities, Europe is the place to be. It is full of history, ancient architecture, beautiful beaches, shopping opportunities galore and lots of delicious cafes and restaurants. With so many countries to choose from, each offering a different culture and flavor, your summer will never be boring. Whatever your interests, researching before you go is a must and what better place to start than the Internet.
This is the official site of tourism in Spain and as you can imagine they know their country best. Their suggestions for summer activities include: a trip to Barcelona for its long cultural history, museums, art exhibitions and outdoor sculptures; Granada to see the Alhambra, an outstanding complex of gardens and buildings from the Nasrid era with origins in the 9th century; Andalusia to watch the “How Andalusian Horses Dance” show in which the horses perform choreographed dances to Spanish melodies. Besides seeing these sights, Spain.info reminds visitors of the country’s delectable cuisine and sizzling nightlife.
The Italian Government Tourist Board offers up many ideas for summer activities in their historic and beautiful country. They suggest starting with the museums to see the work of Italy’s finest artists: Tiziano, Canova, Raffaello and of course, Michelangelo. A tour of Rome to view the Vatican and all of the city’s historic architecture is highly suggested. Then take a trip along the Mediterranean for water and sun on one or many of Italy’s beaches along their many Seas such as; the Ligurian, the Sardianian, the Ionian, the Sicilian and finally, the Adriatic.
The French government hosts this site which is full of great ideas of how to enjoy the incredible country of France. In the art and culture category, they suggest visiting the many Chateaux of France including: The Duke of Burgundy Route, Carcassonne Castles, Domaine national de Chambord, Chantilly Estate, and Burgundy Fontenay Abbey. Also included in must-sees for art are the many museums, the Louvre in Paris, Musee Lumiere in Lyon and the exhibit Les Machines de I’lle de Nantes. Wine country in France is something you have to see for yourself, a visit to the vast wine regions of Alsace, Beaujolais, Burgundy, Champagne and Provence are but a few of the places to enjoy wine and culture in France.
These are just a few of the many countries to visit and a few ideas of the many things to do in the summer time in Europe. Just make sure you prepare well for your trip by researching and planning early. When traveling outside of your home country it is always suggested that you get travel insurance coverage. In case of trip cancellation, or injury while on your vacation, travel insurance and travel medical insurance are the best means of protecting yourself while being able to enjoy all the beauty and fun Europe has to offer.