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The 17 Best Small Towns in Europe   Europe

Started Aug-30 by Shrinking Shorty (TOILETHEA1); 179 views.

The 17 Best Small Towns in Europe

These charming small towns in Europe come with jaw-dropping scenery, delicious food, and more.

For every ParisRome, and London, there are hundreds of small European towns that capture the spirit of their particular nation. From an itty-bitty Icelandic outpost surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery to an ancient seaside settlement on the Black Sea, here are 17 small towns in Europe to add to your travel list.


Zell am See, Austria

Zell am See is quite simply one of Europe's most lovely small towns. Sitting prettily between turquoise Lake Zell and mighty Schmittenhöhe mountain, the Austrian town is famous for its leisure activities: skiing and snowboarding in the winter; swimming, biking, and hiking in the summer; and riding the vintage Pinzgauer Lokalbahn train through majestic Alpine scenery in any season. For that last one, the narrow-gauge train puts you within easy reach of the Krimml Waterfalls.

Gangi, Sicily
Gangi is Sicilian small-town magic, with a hilltop castle, medieval and baroque churches, and golden-brown-from-the-sun houses. Looming high over it all is massive Mount Etna. For a macabre detour from all the warm Mediterranean charm, go down to the underground tomb of Chiesa Madre Gangi, where mummified priests line the crypt walls.
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