Camogli – Italy
If you want to know just how much I fell in love with Camogli then read this.
The smaller and lesser known neighbour to Portofino and not far from the rugged landscape of Cinque Terre, Camogli has it all.
This traditional fisherman town with its colourful houses, long history, impressive hotels, small bakeries and laid back vibe is perhaps my favourite place in Italy and given what an amazing country it is, that is no mean feat! If you do visit Camogli then be sure to check out the historic and impressive Cenobio Dei Dogi hotel.
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Hvar – Croatia
If you are rich, famous or own a Yacht then you will already know about Hvar – but fear not as the scene here is changing.
As Scuba Diving becomes more popular and Croatia pops up on the travel radar more, a heap of affordable guesthouses are starting to open here if you visit outside the peak season. The short ferry ride from Split is well worth it. Trek up to the top of the castle for incredible bay views, take a boat to a beach party, mingle with the stars or just swim in the clear waters. Hvar kinda ticks all the boxes!
Schwangau (Neuschwanstein) – Germany
Lastly, the German destination of Schwangau – which, if I am totally honest I only want to visit so I can see the mighty impressive Neuschwanstein Castle in person.
It’s the only place to make it on the list I haven’t been to yet but if you want to know why it still makes the cut, take a look at this beautiful guide to Neuschwanstein Castle by Christina at Happy to Wonder and I guarantee just one photo in you’ll already have it firmly on your list too!
What other hidden gems do you recommend in Europe? Leave them in the comments as I am on a mission to visit them all…