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Help me select a city in Europe for late Oct early Nov trip

Gus

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My wife and I are heading to London to take care of some family matters and are using airline miles. That allows us one additional stopover. The trip is late Oct and early Nov. That time of year what would you recommend as another city to add and why? (major airport is all thats required). We like to walk, eat, shop, museums, art, antiques. We have been to France and Italy a number of times and could easily go back. We were thinking Paris or Rome but were wondering about other options to consider. Maybe something new. Suggestions?
 

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Prague?
 

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Vienna?

Why?

We like to walk, eat, shop, museums, art, antiques.
 

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I was just in prague a few months ago, it was an AWESOME city, especially for walking. Lots of interesting marionettes and interesting shops. Food was ok....fried mozerella sandwhich and street polish dogs were great. Beer was AWESOME though and very very cheap.

I was there during the music festival, which was just great. No idea how it is in Oct.
 

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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy
I believe San Franciscan and SF's own Binge is there right now. Perhaps I should PM him.

I think you would like it. A good choice for a short stop, with lots of shopping, museums and eateries all concentrated in the city center around Stephansdom.
 

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I like Prague. near london - Amsterdam, Brussels. a little off the beaten track - bologna, budapest, vienna
 

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How about something Southern like Palermo or Lisbon? May be warmer.

Then again, it's only October or November. Shouldn't be that cold in most of Europe...no reason to limit yourself.
 

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Originally Posted by globetrotter
I like Prague. near london - Amsterdam, Brussels. a little off the beaten track - bologna, budapest, vienna

You know, I have traveled a lot, but I know for a fact that you've traveled much more than me. I also know that you have some taste... so when you say that you like Prague, I'm still baffled. I could totally do without it, and the rest of the country as well. I just don't get it. I am so bewildered by that city's fame as a destination that I'm tempted to go back yet again just to see if I'm missing something. To me it's like the other Venice.
 

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Originally Posted by bigt
dubrovnik (sp.), fantastic city.

Nice, but extremely small and not a place you can spend an enormous amount of time.
 

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Barcelona, what else?
 

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Leaving aside the obvious like Paris, Rome etc I'd recommend Valencia, Bologna, Naples, Nice among many, many others. Agree about Prague, tourist trap dump.
 

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Originally Posted by Racing Green
Leaving aside the obvious like Paris, Rome etc I'd recommend Valencia, Bologna, Naples, Nice among many, many others. Agree about Prague, tourist trap dump.

Of those I'd say Bologna. Also maybe Genoa. Great food in both cities, just beautiful, not totally overrun.
 

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