Thousands of tourists were able to give their opinions on European cities.
What is the most tourist-friendly city in Europe? They are not French in any case since none of them seduced the hearts of travelers interviewed by Conde Nast Traveler magazine, as part of its Readers Choice Awards for the 2023 edition. However, there were more than 500,000 in attendance. be called to vote for the annual awards of this prestigious American magazine which also benefits from an English version.
This year, it was Siena, the magnificent Italian city located in Tuscany, which won the competition. first place in the prestigious ranking. With a dazzling general satisfaction score of 98.33%, Siena comes close to perfection and establishes itself as the most welcoming city in 39;Europe.
Travelers who participated à this survey unanimously welcomed the warm welcome of the people of Siena. But beyond that hospitality, it is the dynamism of the city that has won hearts. Readers highlighted the lively cultural cafés, the majestic Piazza del Campo, the Gothic streets where the city is full of life. One can explore artisan shops, as well as family restaurants where where one can meet “the true soul of Siena”. The historic center of the city also undoubtedly plays on this overall impression since UNESCO has recognized it as a site of “exceptional value”.
Among the sites not to be missed, the famous Piazza del Campo, where every summer The Palio, a horse race without saddle, naturally comes first but it is by strolling through the Gothic streets, exploring the artisan shops and savoring the authentic cuisine of the restaurants of Siena that we discover the true soul of the city according to won over readers.
If Siena comes first, there are other destinations well present in the top 10 since Ireland and Spain each place two cities in the top 10. Cork stands out at 2nd place with a score of 97/100, the tourists having visibly been beaten. seduced by its lively life, its numerous cafes and its catering and market offerings. It is ahead of the Irish capital Dublin with 95.37/100, placed thanks to its museums and its nightlife.
Here is the rest of the top 10 according to the 2023 edition of the Readers Choice Awards:
San Sebastian, Spain