For our readers, we selected three must-see European sites.
Cap Ferrat in the South of France
Villas for rent in Cap Ferrat are in high demand for good reason. There are numerous places to wander along the rocky coasts of the Mediterranean Sea, the small passageways of old towns rich with history, and all about – a flowery sea of oleanders, bougainvilleas, Mediterranean, tart-smelling flora, and coastal conifers…
When you visit the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat property, you will feel like a true French nobleman who has come to experience life on the Riviera!
Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany
Almost everyone had seen him on postcards or in pictures if not in person. King Ludwig II ordered the construction of Neuschwanstein from 1869 to 1886, spending great sums to create a fairy-tale castle that he resided in for less than six months.
Was’s strange that a spot meant for seclusion became the property of hundreds of thousands of people: it opened to the public seven weeks after the king died.
The castle’s approximately 100 rooms are furnished with scenes from Wagner’s works and urban legend. The intricate design and elegance of the royal room are notable. The Alps, lakes, adjacent towns, and the nearby more humble Hohenschwangau castle, where Ludwig II spent his infancy, are all worth seeing.
Some grumble about the stink of mud, others about the crowds and trash they leave behind, and yet others about the high pricing. But it’s all worthwhile to see such a unique and attractive location.
There are problems, to be sure. But it’s still worth spending at least a day here to ride a gondola around the canals (and, if you’re lucky, listen to gondoliers perform music), walk through the small cobblestone passageways, and see the famed Piazza San Marco. You won’t require any more time, so you may securely continue your travel through Italy.