Instagrammable little towns in Europe

Europe is full of instagammable places. The many countries with different culture and architecture is just unbeatable. And the continent has many natural wonders too. From the north to the south you will find arctic sceneries lightened by the Aurora Borealis, world famous peaks, crystal clear lakes, rocky sea shores or volcanos.
In this article I collected instagrammable little towns, what I have already visited.

Alsace

Alsace can be found in the eastern part of France. Here you will find Disney tale like towns what inspired the village of Beauty and the Beast. The top 3 little towns to visit are: Riquewhir, Eguisheim, Kysersberg.

Venice

The world famous Italian town Venice attracts 60.000 tourists per day, and 22 to 30 million annual. Therefore the whole city is just too crowded, and it is hard to take good pictures, but definitely worth to visit. The narrow streets and the architecture is unique.

Santa Magdalena

This little town has about 370 inhabitants, and located at 1.339 m above sea level. The place has an amazing view over the famous Dolomites. Many pictures you find on instagram about the Dolomites are taken here.

Alberobello

Clearly one of the most popular destinations nowadays in southern Italy is Alberobello. It is getting more and more touristic, but still not that crowded. The architecture of the trullos are very unique.

Mont Saint Mitchel

This place is like no other. The ancient town lies on an island not always accesible because of the tide. Way too many tourist (more than 3 million people each year) visits this place so be prepared.

Rovinj

The most romantic town of the Croatian peninsula Istria is clearly Rovinj, also being the most visited tourist destination in the country. The city was founded between 3rd and 5th century AD. The ancient narrow streets give many many cool photo spots.

Positano

I don’t have to introduce Positano. If you are on instagram, clearly you have seen many-many pictures. This romantic Italian city is a must visit place. Once you are there you will understand why.

Zermatt

This luxury ski town can be found on the southern part of Switzerland. Zermatt is surrounded by famous four-thousanders like Monte Rosa Switzerland’s highest peak (4634 m), Dom (4545 m), Liskamm (4527 m), Weisshorn (4505 m) and the world famous Matterhorn (4478 m). Hiking around the peaks you will find cool views and photo places.

Manarola

Manarola is probably the most photographed town from the five towns of Cinque Terre. This colorful place can be found in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. During summer it is really crowded, therefore it is better to go during springtime.

Tihany

Tihany lies on the northern shore side of Lake Balaton, Hungary. The famous Benedictine Tihany Abbey was founded in 1055 AD. Tihany is famous for the echo, and the lavender fields. The city is full of traditional buildings.

Lauterbrunnen

This little town is really close to Jungfrau and the city Interlaken. It is famous for the 297 m high Staubbach Fall waterfall.

Montepulciano

Tuscany has many many little towns to visit. Montepulciano is a medieval town in the heart of Tuscany and was used as the headquarter of the vampire clan the Volturis in the movie Twilight New Moon. Beside this, the architecture and the view over the Tuscanian landscape is worth a photo.

Lavertezzo

Lavertezzo is a middle aged village in the canton of Ticino, close to Lugano. The city has an amazing blue river, here you can swim during summertime. The amazing double arch stone bridge is an iconic sight of the village. Many photos on instagram presenting Ticino are made here.

Giethoorn

Holland’s water village Giethoorn is the Venice of Netherlands as they say. Gliding along the small canals you will pass through amazing houses so the best way to explore Giethoorn is not by car or foot but by joining a canal cruise.

Matera

The ancient Matera lies on the southern part of Italy, appearing in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, or in the videoclip of Robin Schulz: Sun goes down. This historical town is inhabited since the 10th millennium BC, and has many amazing places to take a pic.

Hollókő

Located about 1 hour drive from Budapest. It is a Paloc ethnographic settlement surrounded by the low peaks of Cserhát Mountains. In the heart of the village we find the famous Catholic Church dating back to 1889.

Gordes

Gordes is built on the foothills of the Monts of Vaucluse and it is one of the most beautiful towns in Provance. The ancient Abbey of Senanque is just a few minutes drive away from Gordes. The best time to visit is around June when the lavanders are blooming.

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