This was not an easy post to write. Did I go with the usual top names? Did I base this only on places that I had personally visited? Did I try to just cover Hidden Gems? In the end I decided to do a mix of all three – although I am proud to say that I have visited every city on this list and even lived in a couple of them. It didn’t seem possible to write a list of the most beautiful cities in the world and not include Rome and Paris so I decided to include several classics.