PIAZZA ARMERINA—See celebrated female athletes on the mosaic walls of the Villa Romana del Casale, where the “Bikini Girls” stand strong in Sicily.
LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK—Sparkling lakes and secret valleys captivate all who come to northwest England’s Lake District, the inspiration for artists and authors like Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth.
On the Lakes
THE DOLOMITES—Marvel at the jaw-dropping beauty of this magnificent mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, where 18 soaring peaks rise more than a mile to the skies of the Italian Alps.
GIANT’S CAUSEWAY—Walk on the spectacular basalt columns formed 60 million years ago, or by a legendary feud between two giants along Irelands magnificent Northern Coast. You decide!
MONT ST. MICHEL—Discover stunning Mont St. Michel standing majestically on a tidal island in Normandy, France, appearing as a floating castle in the sea—safely accessible by causeway at low tide.
SEGOVIA—Explore the heights of Segovia’s fairytale fortress and soaring Roman aqueduct above this ancient town in Spain’s Castile and León region northwest of Madrid.
MEDINA OF FEZ—Wander the maze of narrow streets through the colorful bazaars of Morocco’s imperial city of Fez to discover marvelous 13th-centry fountains, madrasas, palaces, and mosques.
LÜBECK—Explore the cultural capital of Northern Germany amid the 12-century maritime jewel of Lübeck, with a stunning silhouette of seven soaring steeples.
TALLINN—Historic beauty abounds along the watchtowers and cobbled lanes of Old Town in Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. Breathe in the Baltic Sea beauty of medieval houses and mile-long fortress wall on the Gulf of Finland.
RILA MONASTERY—See a shining example of the Bulgarian Renaissance in Slavic culture and the creative, spiritual expression of its exquisite architecture and frescos on the slopes of the Rila Mountains.
THE ACROPOLIS—Explore the birthplace of modern democracy, philosophy, theatre, and freedom of expression in Athens’ hilltop Acropolis complex, still standing strong after 25 centuries.
BRYGGEN—Explore Norway’s old wharf city where its colorful gabled facades are home to a hidden world of passages, small shops, galleries and artist studios of Bergen’s historic harbour district.
ST. PETERSBURG—Step back into the imperial era of Peter the Great amid the splendor of palaces, monuments, spacious squares, and canals amid more than 340 bridges on the Neva River.