Hamburg is the second largest and most important city in Germany. Less known than its big brother Berlin, but no less interesting, Hamburg is a well-known business metropolis with great tourist appeal and one of the largest ports in the world.
It stands out for its rich architectural heritage with its museums and spectacular facades. Visitors will stroll past skyscrapers and spectacular historic churches such as St. Michael's Church (Hauptkirche St. Michaelis) or St. Katharinen's Church (Hauptkirche St. Katharinen), arriving at the iconic Rathausplatz, the immense square of the city's splendorous town hall. A place where you can marvel at the oldest and most monumental buildings of the city, with the Binnenalster, one of the most popular internal artificial lakes with a wide range of restaurants or the Jungfernstieg, the shopping street par excellence of the city.
The city is also known for its fun and open atmosphere, and a visit to the Reeperbahn, the main street of the neighborhood of St. Pauli, one of the city's main nightlife centers, is a must.
As a port city with a strong seafaring character, a visit/tour of Hafencity (port) with its characteristic buildings along the Elbe and its beautiful canals, or a Sunday visit to the famous Fischmarkt (from April to October, from 5:00 am to 9:00 am and from November to March, from 7:30 am to 9:30 am) to taste, among other things, the typical products and dishes of the city at cost price is not to be missed.
Budapest, a city whose history dates back to Roman times, has been (and still is) one of the main tourist references in Europe, among other things, thanks to its magnificent urban landscape that combines museums, art, architecture and gastronomy.
The Hungarian capital, settled along and separated by the Danube, stands out due to many aspects, but without a doubt, the architectural aspect is one of the most relevant. As such, among the many wonders available to visitors, the Parliament, one of the largest in the world and declared a World Heritage Site, is a must-see.
In the heart of the city, visitors can admire the wonders of St. Matthias Church (Mátyás-templom) and its splendid and colorful facade. A little further north you will find Buddha Castle (Budai var), standing on a hill to the west and marking the city's skyline. A few minutes away, visitors will discover The Citadel - a fortress that witnessed several battles throughout the city's history, passing by the Liberation Statue (Szabadság-szobor) commemorating the liberation of Hungary from Nazi occupation during World War II; while in the eastern part of the city visitors will find Heroes' Square (Hosok Tere), honoring the founders of the city.
That said, a trip to the pearl of the Danube would not be complete, of course, without a visit to the Szechenyi Spa, the most famous and impressive of the entire city, dating from the late nineteenth century and whose hot waters offer a host of benefits.
What was once the capital of the Roman Empire preserves countless vestiges of that era, being the city with the largest number of architectural remains and historical assets worldwide. That is why visiting Rome is something everyone should do at least once in a lifetime.
Any trip to the Eternal City should not lack a visit to its main icon and one of the 7 wonders of the modern world: The Colosseum. This imposing amphitheater had a capacity of more than 50,000 people and was considered one of the main entertainment centers of the society with its spectacles and bloody combats.
Nearby visitors will find the Roman Forum, considered the core and heart of the ancient city and where the most important buildings and monuments were located, highlighting the Arch of Titus and the Arch of Constantine. Next to the Forum is Palatine, the hill where, according to the stories, Rome was born, and where, according to mythology, the she-wolf Luperca suckled the founders of the city, Romulus and Remus.
From there, the next stop is none other than Vatican City, accessible either on foot, passing by countless monuments, archaeological excavations, etc., or more comfortably by subway. Once there, you cannot miss a visit to the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel with its spectacular frescoes, to St. Peter's Basilica - one of the largest Catholic churches in the world and cornerstone of Christianity - and therefore St. Peter's Square, from which to admire the grandeur of the Vatican.
On the way out, visitors will come across Castel Sant'Angelo, another of the city's must-sees. Built in the Middle Ages on the Mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian, the statues that guard the Ponte di Sant'Angelo create an imposing panorama with the fortress in the background.
And to end a tour full of historical wonders, what better than to stop and contemplate the beauty - without forgetting the traditional coin toss - of the always bustling Fontana di Trevi, built in the eighteenth century and considered one of the most beautiful in the world, and the imposing Pantheon of Agrippa, the best preserved architectural work of ancient Rome and one of the greatest exemplars of Italian architecture.