From Paris to Perm and beyond: Dream weekends with practical itineraries in all corners of Europe Culture, history, natural beauty, fine cuisine, artistic masterpieces, cutting-edge architecture and style Europe overflows with so many riches that a lifetime seems too short to appreciate them. But with the right guidance, you can go far in a single weekend. Stylishly written and carefully researched, this updated and expanded collection of the popular New York Times 36 Hours feature offers you 125 well-crafted itineraries for quick but memorable European trips, accompanied by hundreds of color photographs to fire your imagination. Explore the expected the Renaissance in Florence, surfing in Biarritz, flamenco in Seville. And discover the unexpected Sicilian mummies dressed in their Sunday best, a dry-land toboggan ride on Madeira, a hotel in Tallinn with a KGB spies nest on the penthouse floor. World capitals, ancient nations that once ruled wide domains, tiny countries with big personalities it's all Europe, and all fun to read about (whether you actually go or not) in this handsomely designed and illustrated book. Features: 4,500 hours worth of insightful itineraries to make the most of your stay 125 European destinations, from major cities to lesser known gems 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 Easy-to-reference indexes Detailed city-by-city maps pinpoint every stop on your itinerary Also available: 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada 36 Hours: USA & Canada: Northeast 36 Hours: USA & Canada: Southeast 36 Hours: USA & Canada: Midwest & Great Lakes 36 Hours: USA & Canada: Southwest & Rocky Mountains.
About the Author
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.