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Best cities to visit in Europe in late Feb.?

Best cities to visit in Europe in late Feb.?

Old Dec 18th, 2002, 07:12 AM
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Best cities to visit in Europe in late Feb.?

We are planning a trip in the last week of February (for just that week) and would like to visit somewhere new in Europe. We are not interested in returning to Paris, Prague or London. Although we don't expect tropical weather, we would prefer locales where the whether would generally from 50 degree F on up (in other words not frigid as in Scandanavia. We realize that rain is a possibility that time of year (esp. in S. Europe) but are looking to avoid areas that generally get particualrly heavy downpours or, alternatively, offer sufficient "rainy day" activity. So far we are considering Malta, Dublin, Rome, Barcelona, Athens and Florence. Any thoughts or additional suggestions would be appreciated.
 
Old Dec 18th, 2002, 07:27 AM
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Sicily
 
Old Dec 18th, 2002, 07:46 AM
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Malta and Taormina !
 
Old Dec 18th, 2002, 09:31 AM
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OK...just a thought! Forget the 'beachy' areas and focus on fun with FASNACHT! Luzern will be rocking the last week of Feb. It is a solid week of partying and believe me...the Swiss shed their inhibitions! Anyway, like I said, Just a thought!
Cheers,
Jan
 
Old Dec 18th, 2002, 09:54 AM
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Rome, Dubrovnik, Athens.
 
Old Dec 18th, 2002, 12:08 PM
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Josh,
If you can hold yourself for a week, the Carnevaal (~Mardi Gras) celebrations run from February 28 through March 4 in Maastricht, Limburg Province, The Netherlands. The experience will keep you laughing for years. Bring a costume, or at least a "hat," and your camera. Those people just go nuts.
John Bermont
 
Old Dec 18th, 2002, 12:37 PM
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We were in Seville last February in t-shirts. I can't promise it will be that warm again but it was very nice, and Seville is a beautiful city. Barcelona is also very nice, weather-wise.

Have fun!
 
Old Dec 18th, 2002, 01:31 PM
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Hi Josh,

Your time of year and weather constraint indicates you should consider the South as top destinations.

My wife and I love Barcelona and that would be our first choice with your criteria and time constraints.
 
Old Dec 18th, 2002, 02:29 PM
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If you are hale and hearty, go the the Cinque Terra area in Italy (a bit south of Genoa). Start at the northern-most village and hike the coast thru all 5. Be sure to spend at least one night in Vernazza.
 
Old Dec 18th, 2002, 11:55 PM
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Oops! John, you are right. Fasnacht is the following week as well! Ok...some additional ideas on your list: Portugal, and the island of Madeira.
Cheers,
Jan
 
Old Dec 19th, 2002, 12:35 AM
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Although I am greek and know very well that the weather in Athens will rather be just like you wish,I have to admit that Barcelona is a very very beautiful city with a very pleasant weather in winter.I vote for BARCA!!!
 
Old Dec 19th, 2002, 05:15 AM
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Rome, Rome, Rome!
 
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