What do kids love the most while traveling? Probably knowing tips and curiosities about the places they are visiting with their family. So, here they are some fun facts about Europe every little explorer should know before discovering the Old Continent!One of the best thing of traveling is going to discover more about the most curious tips we have heard of cities, local people, habits, food and traditions. Sometimes we don’t know more, or we forget we are visiting the ‘biggest city’, the ‘tallest monument’,or having the ‘best pizza ever’.
Kids must know that! That’s why I am writing today to make them learn more about some of the bes facts about Europe. Let’s go for this journey!
THE TOP 6 FUN FACTS ABOUT EUROPE FOR KIDS
THE SMALLEST COUNTRY
First fun fact about Europe for kids: the smallest Country is inside a beautiful city! Where? In Rome, of course. You don’t need to cross any border, just walk and walk until you get to Piazza San Pietro, and ta-daaah! You’re in the Vatican City, the smallest Country of Europe. With only 1,000 inhabitants, the Vatican is one of the most visited spots in Rome. Take a walk into the Basilica after a Tapsy tour of the city with me! Vatican is a ‘landlocked’ Country (it is inside another Country), same as San Marino (always in Italy) and Andorra (Spain), just to tell some small examples.
THE COUNTRY WITH NO MOSQUITOS
Yes, it exists, and it is Iceland. The second reason to visit this amazing Island – after the beautiful landscapes – is that you and your kids will never get annoyed by mosquitos. Apparently, the answer is ‘blowing in the the wind’, as Bob Dylan said. Mosquitos pupa hibernates during winter and hatches when the ice melts. Since polar wind in Iceland is variable, mosquitos have not enough time to mature in the eggs, that’s why they don’t exist!
THE MOST VISITED PLACE
This is SUCH a fun fact, and kids will probably love it. The most visited place is not the Colosseum, not the Big Ben, not even the Louvre, but close to it! Disneyland Paris. It counts 250 millions of visitors since it opened, in 1992. Ready to go and improve this number? Take a chance to have a Tapsy tour of Paris, before!
THE MONUMENT THAT TAKES TOO LONG TO BE BUILT
More than the Pyramids! Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona, has started in 1882 and it is still under construction! When you visit it, you will notice you’re still in the middle of a building site. The project itself has been modified many times after Antoni Gaudi’s death. When in Barcelona, don’t miss the chance to see this amazing building, just after a Tapsy tour of the city!
THE COUNTRY THAT TAKES MORE OF EUROPE’S LAND AREA
Guess which one? Russia, of course. Another fun fact about Europe for kids, Russia has the biggest number of uninhabited villages (13,000) and a beautiful city where you can have a Tapsy Tour, St Petersburg!
THE OLDEST COUNTRY
Kids and parents, if you want to visit the oldest European Country you must pack for Bulgaria. It has the same name since 681 AD, when it was established. Keep it in mind when your kids and you leave to visit the beautiful Sofia and its numerous archeological sites (Bulgaria is the third Country on the list, after Greece and Italy).