9 Overlooked European Cities You Have to Visit Before You Die

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with traveling to much-visited and adored cities like Barcelona, Venice, or Florence—after all, we’d be remiss in suggesting that any city on the planet could replace the romance of Paris or the storied history of Athens. But for the traveler who’s simply on the market for something a little more under-the-radar, there are plenty of lesser-known cities in Europe to explore. Half the fun of travel is discovery anyway, don’t you think? We’ve been doing some matchmaking, so read on for nine underrated destinations that will satisfy your taste for beauty, adventure, culture, and then some.