Live in the Mediterranean it's a privilege. It is for the climate, for the beaches, for the gastronomy, for the lifestyle ... It is normal for millions of tourists to want to soak up its essence during the summer, as it is also normal for the wealthiest to extend their vacations to stay and live. definitely.
Feeling Mediterranean is feeling good, and that is something that one can appreciate in towns like the ones I mention below, which in my humble opinion are the most beautiful of all its immense coastline that encompasses small seas such as the Balearic or the Liguria.
It is one of the most beautiful villages in Catalonia, the place where the painter Salvador Dali He spent many years of his life, which does not surprise me at all considering that he could draw inspiration from his beauty to unleash his creativity.
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It does not take long to realize that Collioure is one of the most picturesque villages in France. It is in the Perpignan department, not too far from Catalonia, and is known for being the place where he took refuge Antonio Machado during the Civil War. Its pastel-colored facades are a gift for the eyes, as is the fortification that surrounds the municipality.
Cinque Terre (Italy)
It is not a town, but there are five towns that all Italians boast about. Vernazza, Corniglia, Monterosso al Mare, Riomaggiore and Manarola occupy about 10 kilometers of coastline that in 1997 was declared a World Heritage Site by the Unesco. You will be amazed by the color of its houses, which have adapted to the topography of the terrain, and you will not want to stop walking through its narrow and cobbled streets.
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Bonifacio is a beautiful town of Corsica located to the south of the island. It offers privileged views of the archipelago of the Lavezzi islands and is made up of numerous fortifications. Its heritage speaks for itself of its history, something that can be appreciated from any point, especially from the old town.
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Located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Cassis is a charming fishing village that invites you to explore squares and streets that are well worth a photograph for how showy their colorful facades are. In addition, you can have fun on its terraces and relax on its beautiful beaches, so any plan is welcome. In fact, the most beautiful beach in Europe it's in Cassis.
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An hour's drive from Cinque Terre is Portofino, a fishing village in the Italian Riviera It is known both for its seafood restaurants and for the luxury shops there. It is common to see yachts docking at its port, which is undoubtedly the most glamor has from all over Italy. Hence, it is not at all cheap to stay in the few hotels there are.
Menton, like Cassis, is also part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. It is only 15 minutes from Monaco and is known as the garden city and the city of the lemon, although we could also consider it as a large town. Its cultural and historical heritage impresses, as do the views that can be seen from the highest points.
Sidi Bou Said (Tunisia)
In this article I could not miss the opportunity to add an African town like Sidi Bou Said, which is undoubtedly one of the most touristic in Tunisia. It is 20 kilometers from the capital and one reminds you a lot of Chaouenwhich is one of the most beautiful villages in Morocco. More than anything for the blue and white of their houses, which seen in photos makes your desire to go there multiply. Its cobbled streets are a claim as powerful as its terraces, from which you can see the sea and much more.
In Minorca There is a town that has stolen my heart. The white houses of Fornells and its relaxed atmosphere make it one of the most incredible towns in the Mediterranean. In addition, you will have no trouble finding a restaurant where you can enjoy the best fish in the Balearic Islands.
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It is worth getting lost in its steep alleys to explore this Majorcan town that is a few kilometers from the Pollença port. Its main square is full of life and its history tells of the arrival of the Talaiots more than 3,000 years ago.Of course, what is most talked about is the Romans, who left their mark with buildings such as El Pont Romà, whose objective was to facilitate the entry of water into the municipality.
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