Three Underrated European Cities Worth Visiting

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Palmanova, Italy
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As a psychiatrist at Wyandot Center, Christie Mensch evaluates and treats adults with a variety of mental health issues, including depression, personality disorders, and trauma. In her time away from work, Christie Mensch has traveled extensively in Europe.

Tourists looking to explore beyond the famous cities of Europe have plenty of options. Below are three lesser-known yet memorable European cities:

Palmanova, Italy: A fortified city, Palmanova has an unmatched medieval charm. The entire city was designed in the shape of a hexagon, and its main streets radiate out from the city square in the middle. Known as the Grand Piazza, this square houses the Duomo Dogale cathedral.

Gibraltar, Spain: This densely populated city on the coast of Spain provides visitors with a glimpse into the rich culture and history of the area. Although Gibraltar’s only official landmark is the Rock of Gibraltar, the city has been occupied since 28,000 BC, giving it a long history that even experienced travelers find awe-inspiring.

Innsbruck, Austria: Despite hosting the Winter Olympic Games twice, Innsbruck has remained in relative obscurity. Located in the Alpine mountains in Austria, the city offers visitors a number of opportunities to enjoy winter sports. Visitors can also explore historic sites, museums, and castles dotted around the colorful city.

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