Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 daily itinerary ideas for southern Languedoc and Rousillon
  2. 2 London theatre fans: advance info about Globe productions?
  3. 3 Scotland Trip Planning
  4. 4 Public Transportation in Vienna: Borderline Organized Crime
  5. 5 Cheap airfare to Europe?
  6. 6 London, Edinburgh, Italy..HELP!
  7. 7 Need help paring down my 3 week intinerary Benelux/Germany!
  8. 8 Southern Italy with 3 teens for a week
  9. 9 Pousadas in Portugal
  10. 10 Croatia, Slovenia, Austria with Preschoolers
  11. 11 Charlotte Bronte at the Soane
  12. 12 Paris food tours?
  13. 13 Paris authorities raid suspected illegal vacation rentals in 1er & 6er
  14. 14 Lisbon Rental Car Pickup Location
  15. 15 Lake Maggiore
  16. 16 Sankt Goar to Cologne
  17. 17 Athens hotel with - you guessed it - view of the Acropolis
  18. 18 Classical Music in Milan
  19. 19 Antiques shopping Rome
  20. 20 Must sees in Malaga
  21. 21 Dropping off a rental car in Chiusi question
  22. 22 Another Book List for Italy
  23. 23 Italy train question
  24. 24 Anyone been to Ikaria, Greece?
  25. 25 First time to London, Paris and Amsterdam.
View next 25 » Back to the top

how to find beautiful old villages in the countryside?

Jump to last reply

I am a huge sucker for small, picturesque old villages in the countryside. One time I tagged along with a fellow traveler in southern France and was smitten with the towns we came across by just driving around.

Next month I'm taking a trip across a lot of Western Europe (Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, and the Low Countries) and want to discover more villages like this. My question is: how do I find these magical countrysides? I'm worried that if I just venture off randomly that I might end up in an uninspiring place without the charm I'm looking for, wasting precious travel time!

Travel books don't seem to have recommendations about this (they mostly cover cities and tourist attractions). Any tips for finding the most charming country towns? Any recommendations for places to drive around Rome, Venice, Munich, Prague, Belgium, or The Netherlands?

Thanks!

26 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement