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The best cultural trips to the sun

Are you looking for something more than just the sun during your holiday? We've put together a little guide to sunny Europe's cultural hotspots. Enjoy the history and culture of the most beautiful destinations while getting your tan at the same time.

Valetta, Malta

With guaranteed sunshine and warm temperatures in the summer months, Malta is the ideal destination for a week in the sun with an extra. The capital Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the 16th-century city wall protects the impressive St John's Cathedral, lots of Baroque art and ancient architecture. After a long day of exploring Malta, you can eat fresh fish and shellfish on one of the restaurant terraces. In the evening you can go to the Baraka Garden for a breathtaking view of the honey-colored stone city above the cliffs and the characteristic large harbour.

Rome, Italy

History comes alive in Rome, a city where it is impossible to walk around without to see something special. A visit to Rome is not complete without seeing the Palatine Hill and the Colosseum. The best way to discover the city is on foot and the Mediterranean climate means you can enjoy hours of warm sun while strolling through the city. With so much to do and see in the Eternal City, you'd almost forget that the Italian capital isn't all about the well-known attractions. Good food is extremely important in Roman culture, so make sure you don't miss out on authentic Italian cuisine. When it comes to culture under the sun, there is no place like Rome.

Barcelona, ​​Spain

Barcelona is home to awe-inspiring art and architecture, making it hard not to be mesmerized by this gift metropolis. Stimulate your senses at La Boqueria, one of Europe's most beloved food markets. Stroll through the stalls and enjoy the vibrant colors and aromas while tasting local delicacies. No visit to Barcelona is complete without seeing the spectacular architecture of La Sagrada Família. For some rest and relaxation you can go to the beaches east of Barcelona. Here you will find a boulevard with palm trees and bars with sea view, where you can feel the warm sun rays on your skin while enjoying a drink by the Mediterranean sea.

Nice, France

On the glamorous Cote D'Azur, Nice, known for its belle époque architecture, picturesque streets and the long beachfront promenade. The city is located on the south coast of France, which means there is plenty of warm weather and sunshine, ideal for a summer trip. Your first attraction is probably Le cours Saleya, the square of the old town, where there is plenty to see and experience both during the day and in the evening. Nice breathes refined culture and what better way to experience that than during a visit to the Opera de Nice? Built in the 19th century, the Opera House offers symphonies, ballet and opera performances all year round. After the opera you can take a lovely evening stroll and have a drink at the nearby bars, where you can enjoy the smells, sounds and scenes of this idyllic French city.