Europe is the world’s most visited continent, and with good reason too. Located in the Northern hemisphere, it is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the south, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It is separated from Asia by the Ural River, the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea, and the Turkish Straits. Although the reach and region of Europe have been defined and redefined many times over the years, today, the continent is made up of forty-four countries, the largest being Russia and the smallest is Vatican City. Every country and city offers a unique cultural experience for tourists, featuring arts and theatre, attractions and monuments, food and drink, and festivals and celebrations.