12 Stunning European Place Names Worth Visiting

August 17, 2017 Linda Rosenkrantz

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Ever since the time that William and Fanny Nightingale decided to name their baby daughter Florence after the city of her birth, parents have warmed to the idea of choosing pretty names of pretty places, particularly if they have some particular significance for them. In the recent past we’ve seen the popularity of Paris and London, Brooklyn and Trenton, Boston, Austin and Aspen, Savannah and Siena/Sienna. But here are 12 lovely choices from the continent of Europe that you probably have not considered.


Annecy is a breathtakingly beautiful town (and lake) in northeastern France, with winding cobbled streets and canals and a medieval chateau, Now the home of the International Animated Film Festival, it’s a special place for me because it’s where I spent my honeymoon. And who couldn’t use another Ann name, especially one this delicate and lacy?



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