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If You’re Going To The Mediterranean, You Should Spend Your Time At These Places

Find out about Italy, Spain and more!
08 Oct 2019, 05:47 PM
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Mediterranean countries are extremely popular destinations—they attract approximately a third of the world’s international tourists.

This comes as no surprise: they’re known for spectacular views, amazing food, and places with rich historical and cultural backgrounds. It’s a whole package!

Since there are many countries to choose from, we narrow down special locations for you to spend quality time at:

#1 Madrid, Spain

The capital of Spain is a must for sight-seeing! Make your way to the Royal Palace in Madrid, the official residence of the royal family, bask in its grandeur.


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There are 3,000 rooms in the palace, including the Throne Hall where you’ll find a majestic ceiling painted by Tiepolo.

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If you love art, then you should definitely visit the Prado Museum to see the world’s best collection of Spanish art.


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After that you can get all your shopping done along Gran Vía.


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#2 Barcelona, Spain

When you’re in Barcelona, you need to head over to Montjuic viewpoint, where a 300-year-old castle of the same name is also located.


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The castle has witnessed historical events, such as the War of Succession and the Spanish Civil War. From here, you’ll be able to get a beautiful panoramic view of the city!


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You shouldn’t miss seeing Antonio Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Família, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.


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Once you’re done, journey to the city’s Gothic Quarter—its hidden lanes and quirky shops will make you feel like you’re in another world.

#3 Arles, France

The city of Arles inspired Van Gogh for many of his paintings. Must-visit places include the Amphitheatre for its stunning architecture.

#4 Pont Du Gard, France and its surrounding areas

One of the most visited places in France, the UNESCO-listed Pont Du Gard Aqueduct has 40 centuries of history and winds over two cities, spanning 50km long!


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As you’re passing by the countryside of France, you’ll see picture-perfect wheat and lavender fields of Provence, immortalised in the works of Van Gogh and Cézanne. They make a great addition to your collection of travel photos!

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#5 Monte Carlo, Monaco

A trip to Monte Carlo, Monaco means a well-deserved leisurely time for you on the beautiful French Riviera. The city perfect for those who want a taste of glitz and glamour!

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#6 Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre is a scenic area that’s made up of centuries-old seaside villages, which cling to rugged cliffs that plunge into the Ligurian Sea. Visit Riomaggiore, a small fisherman's town where you can kick back and relax as you watch the sunset at the harbour, or go cliff jumping with the locals 😉!


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#7 Pisa, Italy

A trip to Pisa isn’t complete without visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The construction of the Tower of Pisa began in 1173 and continued for 200 years due to wars happening. No one knows the name of the architect until today. And yes—the tower is open to tourists!

When in Pisa—eat all the best food! From homemade pasta with delicious sauce, to the traditional bean soup with Tuscan grain, and of course, pizza! You’re going to be spoiled for choice.


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#8 Florence, Italy

If you’re visiting Florence, make sure you head over to the Duomo. Marvel over the Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and its interior.


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Located nearby is the Piazza della Signoria. The L-shaped square is where Florentines and tourists meet before making their way to Palazzo Vecchio or Uffizi Gallery.


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The 675-year-old Ponte Vecchio provides excellent views of the Tuscan countryside from a distance. There are plenty of shops here too, whether you’re looking for leather goods, chocolates, trinkets or restaurants.


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#9 Rome, Italy

Rome is an ancient city steeped in history, so it’s important for you to discover it with a Local Specialist—someone who knows it very well! Among the important sites is St. Peter’s Basilica, standing majestically over the city.


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And of course, you need to check out the Colosseum to get a glimpse of an ancient past where gladiators duelled.

There’s plenty of walking to be done, but if you need a break, sit on the Spanish steps or take it a bit slow at the Vatican Museum, where you can marvel the exquisite frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.


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At the end of the day, toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain and make a wish to return!

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