1) Croatia- When I was a nanny in Italy, I lived right on the east coast of Italy, so it would have been easy to visit Croatia via ferry. Ferries leave from Bari, Italy and go directly to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Unfortunately, the timing was never right. Both of my sisters came and visited me during some of my breaks and we had other trips within Italy planned. Needless to say, I've never stopped wanting to go to Croatia! Dubrovnik always seems to make those lists of "most beautiful cities in Europe," and judging from the photographs I've seen, it's not hard to see why! This walled city is surrounded by such gorgeous turquoise water, and I've read that the Old Town of Dubrovnik is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other reasons for wanting to go to Croatia include the sunny Mediterranean climate as well as the Roman architecture present throughout the country. It's also supposed to be easy to go island hopping. If that's not enough, the Croatian currency is the kuna (as opposed to the Euro), so my U.S. dollars will stretch further.
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Where in Europe would you like to visit?