New research has discovered the top 10 cities in Europe for foodies, with Paris taking the top spot and Dublin coming in fourth.
Women-only tour company Solo Female Travelers Tours analysed data from TripAdvisor, including the number of restaurants offering local cuisine, Michelin-star establishments, and vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants in each European city. Index scores out of 10 were awarded for each factor based on the number of establishments, and this determined the ranking.
Florence in Italy, took home the silver medal, boasting an index score of 70.39 with Rome ranking third and Dublin claiming the fourth spot in the ranking with an index score of 61.57.
The Georgian architecture is one of the city’s most breathtaking traits, as well as Dublin being renowned for its lively atmosphere. Dublin scored 9.99 for its number of vegan-friendly restaurants.
Bologna in fifth place made sure that Italy took three of the top five places with Amsterdam in sixth, Milan in seventh, Barcelona in eighth. Naples finished ninth with Madrid filling the last of the top ten slots.
A spokesperson from Solo Female Travelers Tours has commented on the findings: “Our data suggests that 63% of women consider how appealing the local gastronomy is when choosing a destination. Foodies will be particularly interested in these 10 cities which stand out for their culinary scene”.
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