Built around 2,000 years ago, the Colosseum is one of the largest amphitheatres ever built. Considered one of the top attractions in Italy, this ancient arena is a must-see landmark, while nearby you’ll find easy access to trendy Monti with its vintage shopping, the famous Spanish Steps and Termini Station.
Europe has a lot to offer for weekend warriors, with its top city breaks ranging from bustling capital cities to small-town charms. Whether you’re looking for culture, food, adventure or all three, these top weekend getaways in Europe offer a trip of a lifetime and suit all types of tastes.
It’s one of those unwritten rules that everyone agrees on — life is just better next to a body of water. Of all the hidden gems and seasonal city escapes that Europe has to offer the intrepid traveler, few compare to its idyllic lake getaways. From Italy’s big-name bodies to Croatia’s forest-shrouded pools, Europe’s lakes have for centuries inspired, healed, and astounded those who visit them.
Whether you’re in it to feast on food or art, tour the rolling Tuscan countryside or the rugged Mediterranean coast, there’s a reason why Italy is everyone’s bucket trip of a lifetime. Each of the Bel Paese’s 20 regions offers its own alluring attractions, from Puglia’s enchanting fairytale villages to Florence’s fabulous Rennaissance architecture.