Europe is known for a lot of things – the home of the oldest universities in the planet, a place where the rich and famous are born, and the melting pot of culture, arts, and architecture. Movie classics like The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants and Sound of Music showcase the beautiful places in Europe, which made film enthusiasts love the continent even more. From towering cathedrals to vintage cinemas, Europe is more than a sight to see. It is also a collection of stories waiting to be told.
Europe’s Most Romantic Cities
Aside from being an obviously gorgeous city, Paris is synonymous to history, intrigue, romance. It resembles the everlasting love story of Romeo and Juliet as well as other couples who pledged their undying love in the lovelock bridge in Pont des Arts. Lovers of romantic movies also visit Santorini, Greece and Vienna, Austria because of the ambience in these romantic cities.
The Home of the Best Film Schools
Just like its neighbouring city, Paris, London is a favourite place among independent film enthusiasts because there are a number of UNESCO heritage sites such as the Tower of London, Westminster Palace, and Kew’s Royal Botanic Gardens. London is also home to more than 17,000 musical performances and 250 festivals including the largest Mayor Thames Festival and Notting Hill Carnival.
The city also houses ten of the most expensive film schools in the world including Met Film School in Ealing Studios, London Film Academy in Fulham Broadway, and London Film School in Covent Garden. Fees range from £1,600 for a six-month part time screenwriting workshop to £50,000 two-year Master’s degree in filmmaking.
The Best Place of Vintage Museums and Movie Theatres
Europe is also known for cosy art cinemas that date back even before World War II. It is hard to miss these national artistic sites because they are scattered all over Europe. The Kriterion Movie Theatre, established in 1945, is still run by students until today.
On the other hand, the Movie Theatre de Klappei in Antwerp is well known for showcasing classic and independent films, similar to Danaos Cinema in Athens. Moviemento in Berlin is famous for showing international movies that are often translated into multiple languages. You can never run out of places to visit when it comes to vintage movie theatres in Europe.
This one is a no-brainer. Europe boasts centennial age churches such as the Sagrada Familia and Catedral de Santa Maria de la Sede in Spain, Kolner Dome in Germany, Basilica de Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy, Winchester Cathedral in England, Notre Dame in Paris, St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna and Bruges Cathedral in Belgium among hundreds of other gothic and contemporary style cathedrals.
A visit to Europe is going to be a grand time for film lovers especially when you see the highly-preserved national heritage sites dating back hundreds of years. A standard EU residents travel insurance gives you peace of mind as you travel around Europe’s best art and historical places.