The Best Travel Destinations for Foodies

Indulge in the best food on your next holiday

With gastronomic specialties known around the world and flavours that can seduce every palate, visit these cities for an unforgettable traveling experience and enjoy your holiday on a full stomach. Modern or historic European destinations, cities or towns by the sea... there is something for all tastes!

Discover Castel dell'Ovo and its legend, the Cappella Sansevero and Underground Naples. With its extravagance, unique beauty and excellent cuisine this city wins over stomachs and hearts.

  • For a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naples, take the cable car along one of the longest trails in the world. It will take you uptown to the Vomero district.
  • Via Toledo and in the Spanish Quarter are bursting with life. Here you will find the best Neapolitan pastries, puffs, babà, and other fried favorites.
  • Spaccanapoli radiates with authentic Neapolitan charm and is full of captivating delights, such as fried Cuoppo!

To be discovered by bike or by boat, Copenhagen offers picturesque views. For adults and kids alike: The Little Mermaid, the Tivoli Gardens, many green areas and a progressive atmosphere...let yourself be surprised by an unexpectedly charming city.

  • Enjoy a couple of rich Smørrebrøds, and visit Hamlet's Castle, Kronborg, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The many stalls and food trucks of the covered market in Papirøen, also called The Paper Island, offer the most diverse and international culinary specialties.
  • At opposite ends: visit the Amalienborg, the royal residence, and the eccentric neighborhood of Christiania, an independent anarchist community.

With the bustle of a big city and exotic charm of a faraway destinations, Bangkok is not to be missed. Strong character and spirituality, get lost among the Thai streets, its flavours and atmosphere will captivate you.

  • While barefoot, visit the Wat Phra Kaew, or the Royal Palace Chapel. It houses the famous Emerald Buddha, the most revered one in all of Thailand.
  • Fancy a food tour? Try Yaowarat Road in the Chinatown district and Nakhorn Sawan Road for some excellent Pad Thai, or maybe some crunchy insects...
  • In Samut Songkhram, outside of Bangkok, immerse yourself in the local community by visiting the famous floating market of Damnoen Saduak and the Railway Market.

Be mesmerized by the melancholy notes of Fado, or traditional Portuguese folk music. Discover the double identity of the Bairro Alto, the overwhelming vivacity of Amalfa and the view from the Miradouro de Santa Luzia.

  • The Mercado da Ribeira, with its particular structure of glass and iron, is a treasure chest of culinary wonders. Visit Belém for some excellent pastel de nata!
  • Trams, cable cars and elevators are legendary in Lisbon. The Elevador de Santa Justa takes you straight to the Chiado, full of boutique shops and theaters.
  • After a plate of bacalhau for dinner, go to Ginjinha to try the eponymous liquor made from cherries and enjoy it in the nearby square Praça Dom Pedro IV.

Wander the narrow streets of the Old Town, the promenade and Piazza Ferrarese, a local hangout. Grands Boulevards, with vibrant nightlife and excellent cuisine await you in this nook of Apulia.

  • Barivecchia preserves the essence and memories of the city. Try the legendary scagliozze, a culinary marvel of fried polenta served in paper cones.
  • In front of the entrance of Castello Svevo, take the "orecchiette" road to see how authentic local pasta is made right before your eyes.
  • Shopping and aperitif? Murat neighborhood is the place to be. At the end of Corso Cavour do not miss the Teatro Petruzzelli, the fourth largest theatre in Italy.

French chic, high dunes and lots of good wine are the ingredients of a stay in Bordeaux. Do not miss: Place de la Bourse and Place des Quinconces, Rue Sainte Catherine and Saint Pierre. Foie grais and Merlot are also on the list.

  • Like real locals, take the "rive droit" from the Chaban-Delmas bridge to the Pont de Pierre. Go through this last one at night for beautiful views.
  • On Saturday the Marché des Capucins, on Sunday the Marché des Quais. Enjoy a snack of oysters and some Canelés- rum and vanilla sweets.
  • Trip out of town? A gastronomic journey through the vineyards and villages and an afternoon at the Dune du Pilat, the highest in Europe. The view is a must!

Humor and infinite kindness, tea gardens, hammam and 8500 years of history make Istanbul one of the most popular travel destinations ever. Do not miss the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, lokum, baklava and a kebap in a Beşiktaş kiosk.

  • Near the New Mosque, watch a sunset on the Galata Bridge. You feel the screeching of seagulls and the tobacco aroma of apple hookahs.
  • Gems, creations in gold and silver, ceramics, spices, oils, tea and hazelnuts. Surround yourself with warmth at the Grand Bazaar and the Misir Carsisi.
  • Change of perspective? A cruise on the Bosphorus, from Eminönü to Anadolu KavagI, at the mouth of the Black Sea. On one side Europe, on the other side see Asia.

Po Valley has a medieval look, contemporary attitude, and strong tastes. With legends, subways and hidden canals, Bologna is a city to savour, as is its gastronomic tradition: mortadella, tortellini, tagliatelle...

  • Do not miss Piazza Maggiore. Notice to students: If you value your college career never cross it through the center, it's bad luck!
  • The Towers of Bologna are landmarks as much as its sauce. Walk down the 498 steps of the Asinelli Tower and you will have the city at your feet.
  • Wine and food purchases? Head to the Quadrilatero area, between Via Pescherie and Via Drapperie which encloses the artisanal and commercial identity of Bologna.

San Francisco is an eclectic city of writers and foodies. Hop on a cable car and ride up and down its hills, have romantic dinner in Nob Hill or brunch at Union Square, spot the whales and visit Alcatraz. San Francisco is in constant motion.

  • Ride your bike along Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and enjoy clam chowder at the Ferry Building Marketplace.
  • Don't miss Mission, once a Latin neighborhood, with its murals and excellent burritos, and Castro, a symbol of gay pride.
  • See street art along Valencia Street and a sea lion colony at Pier 39 along the Fisherman's Wharf.

London is full of life. Walk through Camden Town, relax at St. James Park, take a cruise on the Thames and enjoy the view from the London Eye. In the late evening, try one of the old pubs for some good gin and authentic British cuisine.

  • For free: Browse the stalls of the Portobello Market, take a Beatles-inspired picture on Abbey Road and see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.
  • A short walk from London Bridge, the Borough Market offers international specialties. On the Borough High Street, instead, try the authentic jacket potatoes.
  • Hyde Park is perfect for a walk and picnic (don't forget the Scotch Eggs). Here you could also hire a pedal boat and navigate along the Serpentine.

The capital of the wall is a melting pot of experiences and expectations. With Spätis, street artists, young people, clubs and Street Food markets, Berlin is a top city for foodies.

  • After passing through the Brandenburg Gate, just 1 km away, do not miss the 2711 concrete blocks of the labyrinth touching Holocaust Memorial.
  • Here began the German Republic. Visit the Reichstag, designed by the British architect Norman Foster. Enjoy the view from its dome of glass and steel.
  • A legendary currywurst at Schönhauser Allee, 44B. Then continue to Mauer Park, where families and friends come every weekend to shop the flea market.

Warm hospitality, a lot of paella, the famous festival of Las Fallas and the City of Arts and Sciences synthesize the uniqueness of Valencia. Stroll around the Barrio del Carmen and the Turia Gardens while sipping some excellent horchata.

  • In front of La Lonja de la Seda, visit the Mercado Central, the largest in Spain. 8100 square meters of stained glass, ceramics and glazed tiles.
  • Visit Albufera Natural Park, 11 km south of Valencia. Visit fishing villages and enjoy the most authentic paella you will ever taste.
  • An evening 'de copas'? Explore the narrow streets around the ancient Carmelite Monastery in the Barrio del Carmen for a few drinks in intimate bars.