Through ancient wonders, world capitals, and tiny places with infectious personalities, Europe packs some serious travel punches. With more than 50 countries across its length and breadth, the world’s second-smallest continent makes up for size with its intricate cultures and abundant charms, boasting artistic masterpieces and architectural marvels as much as natural splendor.
This revised and updated 2nd edition of The New York Times 36 Hours Europeoffers 130 expert itineraries to reveal the continent’s brightest gems and best-kept secrets. From Renaissance splendor in Florence to Flamenco in Seville, from luxurious Lake Como to easygoing Lisbon, you’ll find the antique and the cutting-edge, the renowned and the unexpected, and all distilled in neat 36-hour schedules, so you can transform your weekends into European adventures.
More than 4,500 hours worth of insightful itineraries to make the most of your stay
Practical recommendations for over 500 restaurants and 400 hotels
Color-coded tabs and ribbons to bookmark your favorite cities in each region
Nearly 800 photos
Illustrations by Olimpia Zagnoli
Detailed city-by-city maps pinpoint every stop on your itinerary
Barbara Ireland, a writer and editor based in western New York State, is a former deputy travel editor and deputy Op-Ed page editor at The New York Times. While on the Times staff, she commissioned and edited many 36 Hours columns and wrote a few herself. She is a graduate of Cornell University and was a John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University.