Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report A few days in Naples - what a great city
  2. 2 Aparthotel Adagio Paris XV feedback
  3. 3 Planning a Trip to Greece
  4. 4 No Periods in British Written English!
  5. 5 Accommodation referrals Trieste, Gorizia and Cormons
  6. 6 Ireland last minute recommendations
  7. 7 Seville- Ronda drive time
  8. 8 What crazy coincidence or chance meeting have you had while traveling?
  9. 9 Train tickets, Swiss pass or eurail
  10. 10 Trip Report Not Gone From Memory Or From Love — The Western Front Revisited
  11. 11 Madrid/Lisbon
  12. 12 bavaria itinerary in may with a 3 year old
  13. 13 Dinner get-together in Paris?
  14. 14 Wine tasting in Granada, Seville without driving
  15. 15 Seeking Andalusia itinerary recommendation
  16. 16 Relais Il Canalicchio
  17. 17 Oporto
  18. 18 Sao Miguel, Azores
  19. 19 Italy, beyond the most common Tourist Destinations
  20. 20 Perugia
  21. 21 CDG Meeting Point Help
  22. 22 Lunch stop in Cinque Terre
  23. 23 Ronda Wine/biking
  24. 24 Flying into London and Flying out of Edinburgh
  25. 25 St Denis Cathedral
View next 25 » Back to the top

where should I spend 3-4 months in Spain?

Jump to last reply

After I retire at the end of this year, my wife (59) and I (65) will be spending about six months next year (May-October) in Europe. May and June will be in Siracusa, Italy (Sicily). I speak some Italian and I want to become fluent. I then want to go to Spain for 3-4 months (July-October) so that my wife can learn to speak Spanish. I am a doctor and she is a CPA.
We enjoy photography, cooking, meeting new people and just absorbing the culture of an area. We are not beach people and we would prefer an area with beautiful weather. We live in Florida and don't mind the heat. We will be looking for an apartment to rent for the long period of time in Spain. We prefer to cook most of our meals so a location with nearby supermarkets is important.
We do not plan to have a car and would like to find a city with good possibilities for transportation both within the city and to get to the outlying areas. We will rent a car for a few longer sightseeing trips.
We are considering the Malaga area or Valencia or possibly north of Barcelona (Girona). We are looking for suggestions for one place which will fulfill all of these criteria.
I speak Spanish but will need to have some instruction since most of my experience is in Latin America.
Thanks.

17 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement