( CNN) The notion of postcard-perfect hamlets immersed in Old World charm has inspired centuries of travelers to fan out across Europe, attempting its secluded hamlets.
As a decision, the continent’s scenic blots rarely stand obscured for long. It doesn’t take much to make a charisma village impression uncomfortably favourite. Consider the 5 trawl hamlets that make up Italy’s Cinque Terre, where an night summertime promenade often feels like shuffling through a packed theme park, terminated with overpriced restaurants and souvenir shops.
The first requirement of a beautiful village is a scenic point, whether among the Norwegian fjords or the sun-splashed Greek isles. But the finest also have distinctive features like the plaza ringed with high-gabled pastel faades in Tel, Czech Republic, or the unforgettable Victorian castle rising above the thatched roofs of Cong, Ireland.