Europe - Treasures from the Past
Europe has a few of the world's leading fashion capitals, the most prominent being London, Paris and Milan. These cities highlight the golden age of fashion and are the origin of many famous luxury brands, such as Loewie, Louis Vuitton, Lancome and Loreal. The Gallaries Lafayette in Paris, the bustling and thriving Oxford Street in London as well as the famous Swiss watch retail outlets make Europe the heaven of every shopaholic.
The romantic city of Venice is slowly being encroached by rising sea levels.
If you have a keen interest in history or architecture, then landmarks in cities such as Rome, Venice, Paris and Florence are not to be missed. The famous Eiffel Tower, standing at the heart of Paris and constructed out of 7,300 tonnes of metal, is not only a great observation tower for guests to admire the beautiful aerial view of Paris,but is also a shopping mall. The large clock tower in London, the Big Ben, is also a sight to behold. Buildings with overhead arches and statues in this region also celebrate great war heroes such as Napoleon and Joan of Arc. Visitors of the Tuscany Region in Italy can expect to see the marvelous leaning Tower of Pisa, a popular photostop for tourists. The beautiful monuments of Rome such as the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum not only look awe-inspiring in photographs, but also highlight the golden age of the Roman Empire.
Europe is also famous for its artistic masterpieces, especially during the Renaissance period. Home of many famous artists and musicians, Europe's art museums showcase some of the greatest paintings and statues dating back from ancient times - the authentic original of the famous Mona Lisa resides in France. Being the heart of religion, beautifully constructed old churches that still stand strong and tall today can also be found in Italy. The most prominent of these places of worship is the St. Peter's Basillica, the largest Catholic church in the world, located in the Vatican City.
Europe is also a popular destination for newlyweds due to its beautiful scenery. The night scenery in London and Paris gives tourists a warm romantic feel. Moreover, nature lovers can get to enjoy the full bloom of the flower farms in The Netherlands, and the pure white snowy peaks atop the mountains of Europe on Switzerland’s Mt Titilis and The Alps.
The iconic Matterhorn peak emerging majestically from the Alps.