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Cities that will make you fall in love with them

VipraDialogues | February 2, 2016 | 393  Views
Cities that will make you fall in love with them

1) Rome, Italy

When in Rome do as the Romans do.

Enjoy the glorious architecture of the historical city; tuck in some scrumptious fare of freshly prepared pastas and crostata di ricotta; wander down one of the Medieval lanes leading away from the busy squares around Campo de’ Fiori and Piazza Navona; or just sit in one of the restaurants in the city and watch the sun set with a glass of Prosecco. Rome is an unbeatable combination of history; beauty and cuisine that will make you fall in love with it in an instant.

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Also known as the ‘eternal city’, many of its historical sites like The Vatican, Pantheon, Coliseum, Palatine Hill and Spanish Steps among others are close together and can be easily explored on foot. And if you wish to ensure a return to the city with your true love, do not forget to throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain.

2) Salzburg, Austria

A storybook setting best describes the beauty of the town.

Home to some of the most magnificent domes, a cliff-top fortress, concert halls, manicured parks and baroque style churches; Salzburg is exquisiteness personified. Birth place of the god of music, Mozart, everywhere you go in Salzburg, the scenery, the skyline, the music, the food, the people and the history will send your spirits higher than the vocals of Julie Andrews in the movie the Sound of Music.

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For the movie lovers, a special Sound of Music tour is organised where tourists are taken around Mirabel Platz and other places the movie was shot. The city holds its musical tradition 365 days a year and there will be a concert playing at some corner of the city. With streets wafting with music and aroma of straight-from-the-oven cakes and fresh coffee; one cannot help but fall in love with this magical place!

3) Interlaken, Switzerland

Well-renowned for its impressive mountain scenery, Interlaken is the stuff dreams are made of a vacation destination, Interlaken is an idle place to fall in love. Presided over by three mighty mountain ranges of Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch; the town is the starting point for adventurous activities and countless excursions. From skiing to paragliding, adventure lovers will feel spoilt for choice here. Visit Jungfrau, the setting for a host of Hollywood and Bollywood movies or go discovering the wealth of limestone and stalagmite in St. Beatus caves, the place is full of surprises galore.

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And if exploring is not your idea then just sit in one of the restaurants in the town and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate accompanied by cheese fondue or rosti all this while admiring the picture perfect beauty of the place. Bet you, nowhere else in the world will you feel such range of wonderful emotions as in Interlaken.

4) Florence

One of the most beautiful cities in Italy, Florence is best described as the cradle of Italian renaissance.

The city of Florence is home to some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. No wonder people from all over the world flock the city to feast on its world-class art, architecture and other historical wonders. Duomo, statue of David, Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, Museo di San Marco, are some of the most iconic landmarks in Florence.

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The urban fabric of the place has not much changed since renaissance and its cobbled streets, narrow lanes and beautiful structures paces it on the must-see list of every traveller.Romantic, magnetic, exquisite, absorbing…call it whatever but the fact is that there is no town as majestic as Florence.

5) Vietnam

A surprise name on the list, Vietnam is astonishingly exotic and utterly compelling.Its breathtaking natural views and rural beauty will coerce you into falling in love with it. Gaze over the limestone islands from the deck of one of the junk boats in Halong Bay; go scuba diving in the beach town of Nah Trang; enjoy the hustle bustle of the city life in Hanoi; explore the old French quarters of Hoi An and Dalat;or immerse yourself in the war torn history of the country in Ho Chi Minh City; Vietnam has an incredible range that will get you addicted to it within minutes of your landing.

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Outstanding cuisine, jaw-dropping beauty, colonial architecture and local’s sheer lust for life and all things happy; Vietnam is Southeast Asia’s best kept secret — a place that will for sure make you fall in love with it in a blink.

What are the place on your must see and fall in love list of places?

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