Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 UK Itinerary Help Please
  2. 2 Based in Burford, how to spend our time
  3. 3 Euro Travel & Trivia Quiz #163
  4. 4 Another Venice question - first stop of first trip to Italy
  5. 5 Flight CANCELLED by British Airways without notice or refund
  6. 6 Suggestions for Switzerland-Italy Trip??
  7. 7 Shoes for little feet in Spain
  8. 8 13 days Sweden-Norway-Denmark itinerary help
  9. 9 Do I have time for the Appian Way?
  10. 10 AVIGNON / DAY TRIP Gordes or Arles
  11. 11 Madrid to Northern Spain- 4 days/2 kids. Help w itinerary pls!
  12. 12 Help needed with Europe itinerary
  13. 13 Travel within Greece, and motion sickness?
  14. 14 Greece Itinerary Jun-Jul 2017
  15. 15 Where to buy nice soaps in Paris?
  16. 16 Unlimited Internet Poland and best place to visit?
  17. 17 Which market between Bordeaux and Sarlat?
  18. 18 Piedmont as a destination
  19. 19 Souvenirs to collect while backpacking?
  20. 20 First Morning after arrival in Frankfurt
  21. 21 Best Indian / Vegetarian restaurant in Athens
  22. 22 HOW MUCH SHOULD I TIP THE PILOT
  23. 23 Cornwall of the beaten path suggestions
  24. 24 Trip Report Roman Roamings: 2 Weeks of Wanderings
  25. 25 Opinion on sights in Florence
View next 25 » Back to the top

Mid/late November: Tuscany or Andalucia? (1 week)

My husband and I are planning a fall trip to Europe, and we'd love your help with choosing our destination.

We are either going the third week of October or the third week of November.

Tuscany would likely have been the destination of choice if we went in October, but as flights for that time are quickly getting quite expensive, November is looking increasingly likely. Our question is, should we stick with Tuscany, or head to the south of Spain instead? (To clarify, Spain was a contender for the October trip as well, so it's not like it's a consolation prize - I'd love to see both places eventually!)

I know southern Spain will have better weather, but we've also heard that November is the olive harvest in Italy, and that this can be quite a wonderful experience too.

In terms of what we'd like to do, we're aiming for a pretty relaxed pace. For Tuscany, we would almost certainly rent out one villa/apartment for the whole time (likely somewhat south in the region, near Siena), with maybe a quick look around Florence at the beginning or end. For Spain, we'd still like to limit it to unpacking twice - likely Seville and one other place (Cordoba? Granada? Malaga?). We like to savour good food and wine at a relaxed pace (doesn't need to be high-end), wandering picturesque towns/cities/countryside, maybe check out some museums, and I might look into a cooking class while my husband stays behind to relax and read a book.

My husband was very briefly in Florence about 10 years ago (I've never been), but we were in Rome and the Amalfi coast two years ago (LOVED it). Neither of us have ever been to Spain.

I would very much appreciate any thoughts or input you can give us about those two locations, so we can begin to book and narrow things down! Thank you so much in advance!

No Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement