Hi from Rick: Europe’s Greatest City? It’s a Four-Way Tie
The flight booking I canceled when COVID hit in early 2020 would've taken me to Istanbul. And ever since, I've been missing Europe's great cities.
There's just something about big European cities that I find endlessly entertaining. They're springboards for diving deep into the countries they dominate. Their museums hold the treasures of an entire culture, gathered across centuries of history, through good times and bad. Their historic centers help you envision a time when that metropolis was just a few thousand citizens huddled in the shadow of a big church surrounded by a fortified wall.
Europe's cities showcase the past. And they also reflect the future, with stimulating public art and trendsetting eateries. They're a collection of neighborhoods — each with its own personality, thriving markets… Read more