Consisting mainly of Spain, Italy and Portugal, the Latin European belt has been the ultimate playground for tourists from across the world, with its vibrant nightlife and culinary scene, and host of iconic attractions and monuments to see and soak in. The grandeur of a caliph’s palace, the Fallas of Valencia, sybaritic sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches in Ibiza, the colourful celebrations at the La Tomatina festival Carnival in Tenerife, the staccato stamp of a flamenco dancer’s heels, the awed hush of pilgrims entering the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela after weeks of walking El Camino. You can find the soul of Spain in tourist attractions such as these, which represent the country’s tumultuous history, rich culture, and enchanting natural beauty. If you decide to visit Italy, you’ll have a wide variety of destinations to choose from. There are historic cities, coastal towns such as the Amalfi Coast, beautiful beaches, and archaeological sights. The country also has delicious food and a vibrant nightlife.