Take your book club on the road: Explore Europe through classic and contemporary novels

by | Feb 24, 2024 | Travel and Leisure

Many of us find escape and adventure within the pages of a good book. Why not extend that journey beyond the pages? Transform your book club gatherings and solo reading adventures into an exciting journey by exploring Europe through the settings of classic and contemporary novels. It is a unique way to bring the stories you love to life and see the world through the eyes of your favourite characters.

France

In France, Victor Hugo’s “Les Misérables” brings 19th-century Paris to life, while Alexandre Dumas’ “The Count of Monte Cristo” weaves an adventurous tale through Marseille and Paris.

Italy

Italy’s history is vividly depicted in Dan Brown’s “Angels and Demons,” set in Vatican City and Rome. Robert Graves’ “I, Claudius” complements this drama with a dive into ancient Roman intrigue.

Ireland

James Joyce’s “Ulysses” offers a unique look at a day in Dublin, and “Dubliners” captures the essence of the city’s residents in a collection of short stories.

Spain
Experience chivalry and fantasy in Spain with Miguel de Cervantes’ “Don Quixote,” and delve into the mysteries of post-war Barcelona in Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s “The Shadow of the Wind.”

This literary exploration not only enriches your reading experience but also deepens your understanding of Europe’s cultural and historical fabric. It’s a unique way to combine the love of reading with the excitement of travel. Hosted Villas offer tailored stays and customized travel experiences, enhancing your literary journey across Europe. Find more destinations to seek out at hostedvillas.com

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