Overseas travel is on hold for the foreseeable future, but it’s possible to piece together a Continental-style road trip across Indiana with stops in small towns and cities that share their names with European counterparts. (Just be aware, pronunciations can vary widely by country.)
You won’t find a thriving fashion industry in Indiana’s little Milan. However, guests are certainly welcome to admire the retro sports uniforms and letter jackets at the ’54 Hoosiers Basketball Museum as they learn all about the local Cinderella team that toppled the mighty Muncie Central Bearcats to win the 1954 high school state championship.
Warsaw, the seat of Koscuisko County, features a landscape riddled with scenic lakes and parks, making it a popular summer destination for Hoosiers seeking outdoor adventure and recreation. If you can tear yourself away from the water, the downtown district boasts a lineup of quaint shops and restaurants to explore.
Chesterton’s seasonal European Market calls to mind the open-air bazaars and street markets of France and Italy. And for a true taste of Renaissance luxury and pampering, book a stay at the medieval-style Clayshire Castle in Bowling Green.
Make sure to call before you go to confirm sites are open.