Here we are: 2017 is truly close. Well, there is no best way to start the new year than a useful ranking of 20 new city destinations to visit. So, let’s leave together in this beautiful journey discovering the 20 must-see cities in 2017, suggestive and beautiful cities for your 2017 escape!
1 – Tel Aviv, Israel
On the top step of the podium we find one of the jewels of Middle East, Tel Aviv. A suggestive mix: a city with European style, but enriched by the charme of the Middle East. Enjoy its sunny beaches, visit the Arab market of Jaffa and finally live the restless nightlife of young Israelians. You will come back with a luggage full of memories.
2 – Lisbon, Portugal
On the second place there is the European city with the highest tourism increase in the last years: is this enough to convince you to visit the marvellous Portuguese capital? Beautiful museums, kilometres of beautiful beaches, a lot of free cultural events, delicious and cheap food and all the magic atmosphere of Fado and the tiny streets of Alfama.Plan your trip to Lisbon
3 – Pistoia, Italy
2017 will be the year of Pistoia. This tiny Tuscan jewel, unfairly underrated for its proximity to Florence, Pistoia has been chosen as 2017 Italian culture capital. Many cultural highlights are waiting for you in this beautiful city at the foot of Tuscan Appennino mountains. Take this chance and visit Pistoia!Plan your trip to Pistoia
4 – Auckland, New Zealand
Did you know that the Kiwi capital is one of the top world cities for the quality of life (more accurately, it’s ranked at the third place)? In the last years Auckland is getting more and more popular among tourists from all over the world, attracted by this futuristic, young and modern city, close to clean sea water and great beaches. But watch out, hotel and apartments prices are rising up!
5 – Cape Town, South Africa
A bit far, it’s true, but spending time and money to get to this vibrant city is really worthy. Cape Town is growing in popularity and number of visitors, and next September you could visit a new city highlight: the Zeiz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, an avant-garde art place dedicated to contemporary art in this continent.Plan your trip to Cape Town
6 – Aarhus, Denmark
Aarhus, charming Danish city and second in the country for number of inhabitants, has been chosen as European capital of culture for 2017: why don’t you take a flight and visit Aarhus for this occasion? Don’t miss the city cathedral, the biggest one in Denmark, and the beautiful AROS museum.
7 – Vienna, Austria
The Austrian capital was recently placed on world top city for quality of life. Realizing the reasons behing is easy: just spend some days there, you will be welcome by clean streets, an efficient system of public trasportation and a vibrant cultural life. Go there now!Plan your trip to Vienna
8 – Merida, Mexico
This charming Mexican city has been chosen as American capital of culture of 2017: the “white city”, as it is known for the colour of its walls, is getting ready to live a year full of events and new popularity. Why don’t you take the chance to visiti it? Get a flight now!Plan your trip to Merida
9 – Marrakech, Morocco
Easily reachable by flight, Marrakech is a must you have to see at least once in a lifietime. Moreover, 2017 is the perfect year for doing it: in the city a new musem dedicated to the great fashion stylist Yves Saint Laurent, who was deeply in love with Marrakech and Moroccan culture, will open to public. Let you get captured by the eastern atmosphere of the city and of its “casbah”, the beautiful flea market real symbol of Marrakech.Plan your trip to Marrakech
10 – San Sebastian, Spain
Donostia, the name of San Sebastian in Basque language, is the real symbol of Basque Country: a charming seaside city, ready to welcome you with all its vibrant atmosphere. It has been chosen as European capital of culture in 2016, and there are many reasons for this choice. Our advice is to go there in August, on the Semana Grande: you won’t regret it.Plan your trip to San Sebastian
11 – Mantua, Italy
This tiny city, placed in the middle of Emilia Romagna, has became famous this year for being chosen as top rank city in Italy for quality of life. If you haven’t visited it yet, why don’t pay a visit to Mantova in 2017? Do not miss the Palazzo Te and the Church of Saint Andrew. Getting to the city is easy, book a bus or a train now!
12 – Copenhagen, Denmark
In the Danish capital there are more bikes than cars: as matter of fact, Copenhagen has won the honourable title of capital of bikes in 2016. Visit it on two wheels: don’t worry about it, it’s crossed by many kilometres of cycle lanes! Maybe it’s not a coincidence if Denmark is ranked as the happiest country in the world.Plan your trip to Copenhagen
13 – Toledo, Spain
Toledo, one hour far from Madrid, is a beautiful Medieval bourgh who looks like a set for a Crusaders movie: ancient weapons stores, clean and tiny streets, monuments and church everywhere. Toledo used to be the ancient capital of Spanish kingdom, but nowadays is one of the most visited cities in Spain. You haven’t been there yet? Time to go!Plan your trip to Toledo
14 – Frankfurt, Germany
The German city, easily reachable by flight thanks to its huge airport, is a real mix of modernity and different architecture styles. Another reason for visiting it? In Fall 2017 MOMEM, a new museum dedicated to electronic music, will open to public. So, if you are passioned about clubs and DJs, you can’t skip a visit here!Plan your trip to Frankfurt
15 – Dubrovnik, Croatia
Did you know that “Game of Thrones” producers have chosen this city beautiful Croatian city carved in the stone and on a cliff overlooking the sea as set for the first season of the Tv series? Since then Dubrovnik has lived a real touristic boom: if you haven’t been there, don’t lose other time and get in touch with this amazing place!
16 – Belfast, United Kingdom
The years of fights between Protestants and Catholics are luckily passed by. Nowadays Belfast is a modern city, with many young inhabitants and a quivering cultural life. This beautiful Irish city deserves a visit: discover its interesting history hidden behind its many wall murales.
17 – Moscow, Russia
The centenary history and the incredibile abundance of monuments, palaces, churches and touristic highlights would be enough to convince you to visit the Russian capital. If you want another reason, just know that a new museum is opening next year: the “New Politechnical Museum and cultural center of Moscow”. What are you waiting for? Get to the Red Square!Plan your trip to Moscow
18 – New York, USA
The “Big apple” is the trip that we all would like to do at least once in life: a cosmopolitan metropolis, full of surprises, fancy clubs, the real cultural center of United States. In 2017, then, it will celebrate the 80th anniversary of New York Guggenheim Foundation, one of the city highlights. Get a flight and go there!Plan your trip to New York
19 – Tokyo, Japan
The Japanese capital is getting ready to welcome in the best way the Olympic games of 2020, becoming even more modern and technologic. Why don’t you come earlier and discover the Far East best city? Book your flight now!Plan your trip to Tokyo
20 – Marseille, France
And we finally close our list of advices with one of the most interesting and charming French cities: Marseille. Less famous than Paris, less chic than Bordeaux, but with a particular atmosphere typical of every marittime city: a real crossing point of different cultures and traditions. Flight, train or bus: you can easily get to Marseille and enjoy all its beautyPlan your trip to Marseille
Well, now you have your best 2017 destinations: you don’t have excuses anymore, you know exactly where to go in Europe and all over the world. Start the new year with a beautiful trip!