The European microstates are a handful of very small sovereign states on the European continent and the surrounding islands. Most of them are in Latin Europe, except for Liechtenstein. Many of these countries are excellent for shopping, as they are tax havens.
A set of very small independent states in Europe:
There are also a handful of dependencies in Europe. These entities are geographically separated and might have their own government, but are nonetheless under sovereignty of another state and fall outside of that state's integral area.
These are contemporary geopolitical entities, that wish to be recognised as sovereign states but do not have complete worldwide diplomatic recognition. Travellers have to deal with the authorities of these states if they want to travel to or through them and for all practical purposes have de-facto control of their territories.
Micronations are small entities that resemble independent nations or states but are unrecognised by world governments or major international organizations.