For travelers seeking history, Europe is a must-visit. The continent's culture dates back to at least 20,000 BCE, and in the centuries since, it's innovated during the Bronze Age, seen the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, and flourished during the Renaissance and Age of Discovery.
Every city in Europe has fascinating stories to tell and historic artifacts to show off. But which cities are the most history-steeped of all?
Prepare to step back in time as we review what experts agree are the oldest cities in Europe, how they got their start and what they offer now.