Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Where Would You? (1 random night in Dec btwn Bologna and Montepulciano)
  2. 2 Looking for an apartment to rent. Better than hotel?
  3. 3 Please help: Swiss Pass/Lucerne/Engadine?
  4. 4 two days to travel from bolzano to assisi
  5. 5 Edinbrugh
  6. 6 Lunch in Lake Garda
  7. 7 Bus from Potsdam to Dresden
  8. 8 Trip Report Swimming to Paris
  9. 9 8 days in st Remy - surprise trip for hubby
  10. 10 15 days in Croatia - Advise Needed
  11. 11 Paris Perfect Legal?
  12. 12 Scotland itinerary help
  13. 13 Trip Report Laura and Steve's Spanish Adventure
  14. 14 Train transfer questions and safety - France/NL/Belgium/UK
  15. 15 Istria in two days
  16. 16 Day tour from Edinburgh - Hairy Coo v/s Rabies?
  17. 17 Transportation from Westport via Athlone to Belturbet or Ballinamore area
  18. 18 Connecting rooms for 2 families in Amsterdam?
  19. 19 Warning about visa subcontractor VFS Global in Chicago
  20. 20 Hiking in Switzerland
  21. 21 Need advice on the place to visit in Prague
  22. 22 Trip Report Trip Report: Austria - salt mine, ice cave, Habsburgs' Summer Palace
  23. 23 Trip Report Notes on our Edinburgh trip (end of May 2017)
  24. 24 Belfast leading up to July 12
  25. 25 Any suggested guide or tour companies for the Acropolis?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Poll: Top 5 destinations - definitive symbols of "quintessential Europe"?

Jump to last reply

Agreeably, Europe is so vast and each country itself is so varied.

But, if you had to put your head down to 5 destinations that represent what Europe mostly stands for, in public eyes world over, which would those be? Destinations could be a major city or a smaller countryside region or a geographic area based on topography or a mix of them.

Everyone has their favorite destinations within Europe. But here we are talking about the idea of Europe, the allure as seen often in its public portrayal.

A friend who has never visited Europe asked me this question and I was stumped. First I thought of major cities like Paris, Rome, Athens, Berlin, Madrid. But quickly realized it doesn't cut it. I tried Alps, Provence, Tuscany, Danube valley, Greek islands. And still, it makes no sense.

With this question, I'm trying to understand what is the perceived image of Europe. Human beings absorb and retain impressions very differently and selectively. It would be good to hear from all on the forum.

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement