The Royal Palace of Caserta boasts an area of 47,000 meters and includes five floors and its own chapel, library and theater. Yet it’s the Royal Park’s vast lawns, wooded areas, reflecting pools, fountains and gardens that will keep you coming back.
The spa town is awash in warm mineral waters from the Euganean Hills funneled into hundreds of hotel spas and baths, many of them old and grand, with a focus on wellness and a path toward gluttony and sloth.
The village of less than 1,000 residents winds through the Hochspeyerbach Valley, a vein of civilization running through one of the largest contiguous forests in Europe, the Pfaelzerwald-Nordvogesen biosphere.
Germany’s best address for an infusion of octane is a roadway that also happens to be among the world’s most legendary racetracks: the Nuerburgring and its notorious, wooded “north loop,” or Nordschleife.
Vicenza’s Renaissance treasures have proved to be equally enduring and glamorous. Many of them can now be viewed in all their dazzling brilliance in one location — and for much less than the cost of a precious stone.
The onetime private residences of the Opel automaker have been turned into spaces for art exhibitions, concerts and lectures. The current exhibit displays the relationship between people and the animals they love.