Twenty selected destinations competed for the prestigious title. Bordeaux is the winner, followed by Lisbon and Athens. It is interning to notice that the most famous tourist destinations in Europe (Paris and London, together with Madrid and Berlin) did not enter the top 15. With one exception: Rome, confirming the Italian capital as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Valetta (Malta), Riga, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Innsbruck, Milan, Brussels, Vienna, Barcelone, Istanbul and Madrid also entered the top 15. The presence of Milan in this ranking proves one more time the huge expectations connected to Expo 2015, where this city is expected to show all its beauties.