Your Top 3 European Cities?

Intriguing question. I love reading responses.
Mine change often, but in my top three I visited in 2022 were:
1 - Vevey, Switzerland - gorgeous, artsy, lively, fun, lakeside, outdoor benches wiht views everywhere, picturesque (and sadly expensive)
2 - Lisbon/Porto - tied for 2nd, but heading back to the latter to be sure. heehee
3 - Amsterdam - bike culture, outdoor lifestyle despite the weather, stunning canals and architecture
And nearly tied for #3: honorable mention to Testaccio, Rome, my new favorite neighborhood there. Neighborhood vibe, excellent food, city in a city, parks, and easy access.


These are the most popular European cities according to the study in 2022

Copenhagen - Denmark
Stockholm Sweden
Barcelona - Spain
Florence - Italy

Recently, searched got Barcelona city have got more than 1.9 Million tourists visited in 2022 and become the most popular place in the world for tourism.

@Chatsetchiens If you love hot chocolate you must try the hot chocolate options, especially their delicious Le Mousseux (au lait) which is hot chocolate mousse with whipped cream and buttered toasts at Chocolat Cazenave in Bayonne, France’s chocolate capital!
Yum!! :yum::blush:

  1. Stockholm (summers only)
  2. Lisbon/Cascais
  3. Malaga/Marbella
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A really tough choice as there are just too many amazing European Cities but I would have to say Stockholm, Sweden for my number 3.

This is Stortorget Square in Gamla Stan, one of the best things to do here is just sit in one of the many wonderful cafes and watch the world go by! Stortorget, (or the Big Square), is the oldest square in Stockholm and is lined by beautiful buildings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, once owned by wealthy merchants.

The next on my top 3 list and my number 2 would be San Sebastián, officially known as Donostia-San Sebastián which is a city and municipality located in the Basque Autonomous Community, Spain. It’s a true highlight of Spain for me, and the charming old quarter is bursting with cafés, bars and restaurants, where you can try their tasty Pintxos (style of Tapas).
Despite the city’s small size, events such as the San Sebastián International Film Festival and the San Sebastián Jazz Festival have given it an international dimension.

Oh and of course let’s not forget The Basque Burnt Cheesecake… definitely a reason to visit San Sebastián! :yum::sweat_smile:

A really tough choice but my number 1 spot goes to Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region which is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea, simply beautiful. It has no roads, just canals, including the Grand Canal thoroughfare which is lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces.


Oh wow. This looks so indulgent and right up my street. Thanks so much for sharing. :heart_eyes:


I want this cheesecake :yum:

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@Carla-Moderator its worth the trip there just for the cheesecake! :sweat_smile:

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@Samox24 .I’ve been to Venice a few times. I hope to get back through THS for a live like a local experience with a cat companion :cat2:, or two…

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@Samox24: What is hanging from the ceiling, with the red cones sticking out? Most importantly, can I eat it? And is it tasty?

And that cheesecake looks intriguing. I’d never heard of a burnt cheesecake, but I found this recipe on Bon Appetit.

Apparently it’s easy to make! I presume that means my microwave will be sufficient.



Hi @geoff.hom they are dry cured legs of ham and yes you can eat them and the meat is full of flavour! :sweat_smile::slightly_smiling_face:

Looks a fab recipe… I will have to give that one a try! :+1:t2::yum::blush: