Make 2017 Your Year

Feb 01,2017

Every January people across the world look forward to the year ahead and consider what they want from the months to come. For some it’s a change in lifestyle – abandoning bad habits and forming new, good ones. For others, it’s things they want to achieve, like learning a new language, or travelling to a special place.

Each new year is the opportunity to fulfil your #LifeGoals. That’s why this year, we’re encouraging people to grab opportunity by the hand and to make 2017 your year.

Over the next few months we’re going to be taking a deep dive into some of the most rewarding and exciting things you can do around Europe. So here’s a little inspiration to get you thinking about what you’ll do to make your 2017 unforgettable. 

This year, finally see the sights in Rome

There are few cities on the planet that compare to the iconic Italian capital. Ancient, contemporary and individual style rolls into one in this bustling metropolis. No matter what your passions, Rome has something that deserves a place among your life ambitions.

Visiting the Colosseum may be a once in a lifetime experience. And indulging in authentic Italian gelato is – frankly – incomparable. But there’s a lesser known attraction in Rome that offers truly magical views across The Eternal City.

Capitoline is the lowest of Rome’s seven hills. But, sat in-between the bustling Piazza Venezia and the ruins of Rome’s ancient forums, it is the fibre connecting Rome’s magnificent history and its metropolitan present. Make your way to the top of the Campidoglio during the late evening and watch twilight settle over the quiet remains of one of the world’s most influential civilisations.

Once you’ve felt the tingle of centuries of history, you can then descend to the Piazza Venezia, before exploring everything else that Rome has to offer. 

Relax, and indulge your senses in Paris

Food is one of life’s simplest, yet most enjoyable pleasures. While many people’s new year’s resolutions are to eat less and to eat healthier – we think it should be to finally learn what good food’s really all about. And where better than in one of the world’s premier foodie destinations?

Paris might have achieved its culinary status through Michelin starred restaurants; but an appreciation for Parisian food can be found for a couple of euros at a street side patisserie in Montparnasse or a boulangerie in Marais.

Wake up early in the morning in Paris and the first thing you will notice is the rich, warm smell of freshly baked bread hitting your nostrils. Baguettes, brioche, croissants and pastries – the art of the French boulangerie and pastry makers has not been lost. No supermarket, mass-produced goodies are these – in France, this is art.

So this year, why not get up off the sofa, switch over from the Cookery Channel, and visit Paris to discover the true meaning of ‘bon appétit!’.

Our neighbourhood guide to Paris is a great place to start planning your adventure.

Get your fill of culture, in London

Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Eddie Redmayne… If these names alone aren’t enough to persuade you that London is the theatre capital of the world; take a stroll down Shaftesbury Avenue and you’ll see. The theatre is the beating heart of the city.

And you don’t have to be a theatre buff to enjoy it. The beauty of London’s West End is in the sheer variety available. From huge musical productions like Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre; to homegrown performances at intimate locations like the Finborough Theatre (located above a pub in Earl’s’ Court).

One essential experience is catching a performance at Shakespeare’s Globe. Built on the same spot as the bard’s original theatre, this reconstruction is loyal to the Elizabethan original. From the open-air theatre performances, to the hard, wooden benches which the audience sit on – this is a surreal and enjoyable way to immerse yourself in a defining period of the British theatre.

Start planning your journey with our guide to London.

Let it Be, in Liverpool

There’s more to the UK than just London. So why not explore a little further, and put an alternative iconic city on your must-see list? If you’re more of a rock ’n’ roller than city stroller – throw your guidebook out of the window, grab a copy of NME and pull your best band t-shirt on. It’s time for a musical adventure in Liverpool.

The birthplace of one of history’s greatest bands – The Beatles – Liverpool is still a hotspot for the grassroots music scene. From the Cavern Club on Mathew Street (where the Fab Four played their first ever gig) to the creative performance-space-cum-speakeasy, The Kazimier – this city has nightlife in droves.

You can start discovering the best of Liverpool on our destination page, here.

So, why wait for things to happen to you? There’s a world out there just waiting for you to explore it. And with Millennium Hotels, fulfilling your #LifeGoals is easier than ever. Take a look at our European Lowest Rate offer, and start planning your next adventure, today.


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