Have your camera always at hand. Once you have set their sights on the most lovely mountain villages in Europe, you do not want to look away. You may also never want to leave. These are the places where fairy tales come alive, this is where you make real. From the medieval villages of Spain or traditional wooden houses in Switzerland, the imposing fortresses on the slopes of the mountain of San Marino , these little towns full of life are waiting to give a warm welcome to visitors who appreciate its picturesque lifestyle.
When you think of a typical mountain village of Europe, their thoughts may take you to a scene from the series Heidi, high in the Swiss Alps, and would not be far wrong. But Switzerland is just the beginning; There are many picturesque mountain villages offer some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. Find them in the Italian Dolomites, covered in snow; in Spanish or French Pyrenees; in Scandinavia … and many more.
Time stops in cities like Gimmelwald, perfectly situated on the edge of a cliff in the bucolic Highlands of Bern in Switzerland . Located in the shadow of the Jungfrau mountain, this town is a little secluded, but worth a stop to admire the alpine views. For the fans of the Alps Gimmelwald love for its easy access to hiking and climbing, or take the modern transportation to the top of the Schilthorn mountain, where a revolving restaurant offers unforgettable views of 360 degrees. Descend walking down the mountainside for an extra challenge.
Give yourself a shot of medieval history in Albarracin, an idyllic village nestled on a cliff in Universal Montes de Aragon region of northern Spain. Named as one of the prettiest villages in Spain, walk along its cobblestone streets is like walking back in time. Take photos Castle Albarracin , on top of the hill and enjoy the Flemish tapestries of the Diocesan Museum, next to the Palacio Episcopal.
The nature lovers and sports will love the cozy Canazei, located in the Val de Fessa, Trentino Alto Adige (Italy). This town of 2,000 people is completely surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Dolomites, offering fantastic views of the highest peaks in Italy, including the Marmolada. There are 25 kilometers of ski slopes nearby, but during the summer you can enjoy this paradise, exploring its green meadows and ancient forests. Would not you like sports? No problem: You can relax and unwind in one of the many spas and wellness centers of Canazei.