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Your Top Tourist Mob Scenes in Europe?

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Have you ever been in one of Europe's tourist meccas where the overwhelming crowds negated all of the extraordinary loveliness that brought the swarms there?

Off season these places can be real gems but in the peak season I think many would be better off avoiding them - rather than being disappointed with the mob scene and inevitably resulting tourist schlock that pops up to sell all kind of souvenirs, etc. These are places that are small - too small to nicely absorb the hoards descending on them during their busiest seasons.

MY TOP TOURIST SCENES TO AVOID IN PEAK SEASON (but often to revel in outside peak season!)

ITALY seems to have some of the very worst mob scenes:

PORTOFINO
BELLAGIO (on Lake Como)
SIRMIONE (on Lake Garda)
THE CINQUE TERRE - all five towns
SAN MARINO
MERANO (VENICE)
VENICE (the relatively compact area most tourists never wander off - the beaten track between train station/car parks/bus depot and Saint Mark's Square.+

MARKEN AND VOLENDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

GIVERNY, FRANCE
MONT-SAINT MICHEL, FRANCE
VEZELAY, FRANCE
AMBOISE, FRANCE
NICE AND THE WHOLE COTE D'AZUR

CLOVELLY, ENGLAND
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, ENGLAND
BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND

BRUGES, BELGIUM

ROTHENBURG, GERMANY
DINKELSBUHL, GERMANY
RUDESHEIM, GERMANY

BENIDORM, ENGLAND BUT IN SPAIN

All of these places, save Benidorm and Blackpool - can be very very lovely outside of just a few months of the year - planning a trip there outside of the hectic peak season will often be a much much nicer experience!

WHAT PLACES HAVE YOU FOUND TO BE TOO FULL OF TOURISTS TO REALLY ENJOY?

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