Where to find epic adventure in Europe’s best small villages
For American travelers, this summer’s lifting of the COVID test requirement to reenter the United States is welcome news. Free from worries of being detained or of a pricey quarantine abroad, travelers are thinking big when planning their first international trip in years.
Europe’s “big three”—London, Paris, and Rome—look as seductive as ever. But the best way to avoid the crush of travel-deprived visitors is to go beyond the cities to the countrysides and villages that are often overlooked.
That doesn’t mean you’re missing out on anything. Small towns can be the best way to glimpse a country’s soul, beauty—and sense of adventure. These six European villages capture the thrill of diving into the great outdoors, from climbing a mountain to taking a dip in the ocean.
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