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Here is our most recent installation of the 151 Most Beautiful Cities in the World, which is part of a larger All World Travel blog series called AWTMegaLists, which also includes a list of the 101 Best Cities for Food and Cuisine. Well, now that you know what is going on. Let us get started!
130. Naples, Italy
Naples, located in the southern part of Italy, is a beautiful city with a rich cultural heritage and stunning scenery.
One of the most picturesque parts of Naples is the Centro Storico, which is perfect for first-time visitors to the city. This area is home to many iconic landmarks, such as the Naples Cathedral and the Royal Palace of Naples.
Quartieri Spagnoli is an excellent neighborhood to get a local feel for the lifestyle. However, if you’re looking for an upscale experience, Vomero is the perfect place to be. Considered the most luxurious and prestigious part of Naples, it has high-end boutiques and shops lining the streets. Additionally, Vomero is known for its vibrant nightlife, making it an excellent choice for those looking to experience the city’s social scene.
Finally, no visit to Naples would be complete without a trip to the Piazza del Plebiscito, which is the largest square in the city and home to some of the most beautiful buildings and monuments, including the Royal Palace and the Church of San Francesco di Paola. Overall, this bustling city is not only beautiful for its monuments, architecture, and history but also for the energy you feel when you are there.
129. Munich, Germany
The capital city of Bavaria, being a special region itself, and also one of the financial capitals of Europe, Munich stands on its own when it comes to German cities.
One of the most iconic landmarks in Munich is Marienplatz, which is located in the heart of the city and is home to many historic buildings, including the famous Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) with its stunning clock tower.
Another must-visit location in Munich is Nymphenburg Palace, a Baroque palace that was once the summer residence of Bavarian kings and queens. The palace is surrounded by beautiful gardens and parks that are perfect for a leisurely stroll.
For nature lovers, the Olympiapark is a perfect spot, with stunning views of the city and its surrounding mountains. The park is also home to the iconic Olympic Stadium, which hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics and is now used for various cultural and sporting events.
Finally, St. Peter’s Church, located in the heart of Munich, is a beautiful Baroque-style church that offers panoramic views of the city from its tower. The church is also home to the oldest public clock in Munich, dating back to 1470.
And last but not least, Munich is home to one of the biggest Oktoberfest celebrations in the world (if not the biggest). Meaning, this is a great city for pleasant walks, shopping, great food, and of course, beer.
128. Bergamo, Italy
Bergamo, a charming city located in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, and, according to us is a hidden gem for beautiful Italian cities.
The most beautiful, and famous area in Bergamo is the Città Alta, or the Upper Town. This picturesque medieval town is perched atop a hill and features narrow streets lined with colorful buildings and beautiful architecture, including perfectly kept Venetian Walls. Visitors can take a stroll along the town’s ancient walls or admire the panoramic views of the surrounding Alps from the Piazza Vecchia, which include the Palazzo della Ragione and the Torre Civica.
Another must-see location in Bergamo is the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the city’s most beautiful churches. The church features a stunning Baroque altar and a beautiful dome, while its façade is adorned with intricate carvings and frescoes.
For those who love nature, the Bergamo area is home to several stunning national parks, including the Parco Regionale dei Colli di Bergamo. The park covers over 5,000 hectares and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Visitors can hike along the park’s many trails, stop for a picnic, or visit one of the small villages located within the park.
In the end, visiting Bergamo is just like every other great Italian city — spectacular.
127. Gdansk, Poland
Located on the coast of the Baltic Sea in northern Poland, this city is one of Europe’s hidden secrets when traveling to Poland, but we want the secret to get out.
When in Gdansk start with the Old Town, a historic district that features a mix of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. The town’s numerous ornate buildings are adorned with intricate carvings and decorations. Visitors can stroll along the town’s cobblestone streets, take a boat trip along the Motlawa River, or admire the beautiful St. Mary’s Church.
Another must-see location in Gdansk is the Westerplatte Peninsula, situated at the mouth of the Vistula River. The Peninsula is known for its beautiful beaches, rich flora, and fauna, and the historic Westerplatte Monument.
Finally, no trip to Gdansk would be complete without a visit to the Sopot Pier, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. The pier stretches out into the Baltic Sea and offers breathtaking views of the coastline.
126. Bari, Italy
Bari, located in the Apulia region of southern Italy, is a city that is famous for its rich history, culture, and stunning natural beauty.
The Old Town is a maze of narrow streets, bustling piazzas, and historic buildings, such as the Basilica di San Nicola and the historic Piazza del Ferrarese. Another must-see is the Bari Cathedral, which blends a mix of architectural styles from the Romanesque to the Gothic. The cathedral boasts a beautiful rose window and features an impressive collection of art and religious artifacts.
One of the most scenic is Pane e Pomodoro Beach, a hidden gem surrounded by a pine forest, where visitors can relax on the golden sands or take a swim in the crystal-clear sea. Torre a Mare Beach is another popular destination, known for its picturesque fishing village, where visitors can enjoy fresh seafood while taking in stunning sea views.
Finally, no trip to Bari would be complete without taking a stroll along the waterfront promenade, known as “the lungomare.” This recently renovated port area offers breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea and is a perfect place to watch the sunset.
And being on the Adriatic Sea, there are plenty of cruises and tours that are sure to be filled with sea and sun.
Well, that is it, for now, check in soon for our next blog where we will cover Perth, Alicante, Strasbourg, Bologna, and Valencia.
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