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Have you ever dreamed of taking a break from your mundane routine to magically spend a few days in a world straight out of a fairytale novel? If so, you'll be happy to find out that it's possible!
Take a look at this list of the 6 most beautiful, curious, and fascinating villages in Europe, straight out of a fairy tale.
Small and not always easily accessible, even the route to reach these wonderful villages is part of the experience. Some are perfect in the spring, others fabulous when in the mid of summer. These places are to be discovered in every season.
Charming Colmar is one of the most romantic small towns in Europe, thanks to its old medieval quarters, half-timbered houses, and picturesque views. Also called Little Venice due to the canals that cross its center, Colmar, especially during the early hours of the morning, becomes truly magical. Discover its enchanting craft shops and stroll through the cobbled streets of the city, or hole up in one of the typical Bierstube to end the day.
Only 75 miles from Amsterdam, it is a charming village inhabited by less than 3,000 people. Immersed in the greenery of the Weerribben - Wiede national Park, it stands on a set of microscopic islets connected by countless bridges. There are no roads here, you have to use boats to get around! In this oasis of tranquility, you will surely be able to forget the stress and enjoy the slow and relaxed times of this wonderful little gem, waiting to be discovered.
A delightful medieval center famous for its charm, Rothenburg stands out among the destinations of Bavaria (especially among those of the Romantic Road). The origin of the city already dates back to before the year 1000 and then developed during the XIII century. Discover the ancient heart of the city, the market square, where during the Christmas period you will find picturesque markets, which attract thousands of tourists every year.
Bibury is one of those English villages where time never seems to have passed. The Coln river flows in the background, the center shines with the green of the vegetation, which is the undisputed protagonist here, a reminder of a very strong relationship between man and nature. The row cottages give the village its characteristic, fairytale-like landscape. The serenity emanating from the place cannot leave you indifferent, here where the rhythms are neither frenetic nor marked by deadlines.
Impossible to visit this center without being amazed, Ronda, a splendid and ancient city perched in El Tajo, a 328-foot-deep gorge, has inspired artists and authors of several generations thanks to its breathtaking panorama. This center, today culturally very active, is famous for its ancient Arab village, the Ciudad, but also for its neoclassical arena, where you can still take part in the traditional bullfight.
This small but fabulous Austrian town looks like something out of a postcard. Beautiful in all seasons, even in winter it is fascinating, when a light fog permeates the landscape, giving the city a mysterious air. Overlooking the waters of the homonymous lake, it became part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, thanks to its romantic beauty.
So Pirates, what do you think? Are you ready to leave for a relaxing weekend to discover the most fabulous places in Europe? And above all, do you know any others?