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Best Places to Visit in the World

The Hidden Gems Edition

Do you long to explore undiscovered destinations and seek new experiences? We’ve uncovered some hidden destinations across the world that are sure to astound you. Go ahead and add these hidden gems to your bucket list of the best places to visit in the world.

Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

You may have visited the more commonly known cities of Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan but there’s plenty more to Italy. Forming the largest part of the Emilia-Romagna Region of Northern Italy, Bologna is a less-known, quieter city that evokes a mood for some serious exploration. Bologna is home to gorgeous terracotta-roofed architecture, the University of Bologna - one the oldest universities in the world, and the longest portico in the world. From giving the world rich classical music tradition, the famous Bolognese sauce and cured hams, Bologna has many more facets that will make you fall in love with the city.
Cassis, France

Cassis, France

A perfect beach town in southern France that has long been a favourite weekend getaway for the French, Cassis is a little known gem that makes for the ultimate dream escape. The lively port city offers visitors a good measure of French culture, enviable beaches with coves, some of the best white wines, scenic views over the sea and the pretty city harbour. The city’s medieval origin has also provided endless source of inspiration to artists from the 20th century, like Georges Braque, André Derain and Raoul Dufy. The classic Mediterranean fisherman's stew Bouillabaisse originated here and is a must-try local dish.
Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden, Germany

Snow-capped mountain peaks, crystal clear lakes, thermal spas, old churches and lush greenery as far as your eyes can see, Berchtesgaden is a picturesque historic town tucked away in the Bavarian Alps bordering Austria. Although this Bavarian town does not appear on traditional tourist itineraries for Germany attractions, it is a great place to explore the region’s history; especially as Adolf Hitler’s secret hideout ‘Eagle's Nest’ (Kehlsteinhaus) lays high above the mountain peak of this town. 
Olomouc, Czech Republic

Olomouc, Czech Republic

There is a little part of Czech Republic that has garnered less attention from the world, but still reserves many hidden treasures and offers the second largest heritage site in the country. As one of the most beautiful artistic baroque towns in Czech Republic, Olomouc gives its visitors a different holidaying experience that could rival its popular cousin, Prague. Its beautiful streets dotted with medieval churches, gorgeous fountains and historic buildings offer the uninitiated plenty to explore.  
Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen, Morocco

You may have seen Rajasthan’s Pink City, Santorini’s white-walled town, Bo-Kaap’s multi-coloured buildings but none can compare to Morocco’s charming blue-hued Mediterranean town of Chefchaouen. Its unique architecture and narrow lanes housing vivid blue-washed buildings set against a backdrop of the Rif Mountains create a wow effect. Chefchaouen offers visitors a unique shopping experience, a dose of its history and culture, authentic Moroccan cuisine and plenty of mountain adventures. 
Marsa Alam, Egypt

Marsa Alam, Egypt

A visit to Egypt conjures up images of Egyptian archaeology, mummies and, of course, the pyramids, but just south of Egypt there is a stretch of land on the east coast of the Red Sea that offers a great scuba diving site. Marsa Alam is a well-kept Egyptian secret not just for its natural beauty, ancient emerald mines and its virgin coastal area of the Red Sea that offers some of the best beaches in the region, but also for its lagoons that have world-class diving spots with the best reef system abound with vibrant coral pinnacles and marine life.

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