Proposal Location Ideas?

Old Oct 25th, 2022, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by zebec View Post

PS my elderly father-in-law-to-be once blew my secret European-proposal plan by blurting it out without filter in front of family (he had dementia). *CDNyul, he was that same Beaconsfield commodore.
I guess he was as good at keeping secrets as you were.
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Old Oct 25th, 2022, 03:15 PM
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dreyerrick, I just re-read your original post and you didn't mention Paris in your itinerary. So Venice is my vote. If you can stay in a hotel on the water that can call up a gondola for you,, that would be lovely. Anyone know such a hotel?
Unless he edited the OP, he did mention Paris.
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Old Oct 26th, 2022, 02:47 AM
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Congratulations! My choice would be Giardino delle Rose in Florence. Heaven on Earth — picturesque even in December — just like the rest of Tuscany. It is spacious so it would not be a problem for you to find a discreet place. In the same time you'll find there such a stunning view of the city...
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Old Oct 28th, 2022, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by cdnyul View Post
What kind of vacation it will be if she does not accept?
Absolutely agree. Unless you know the answer, don't ask the question.
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Old Nov 2nd, 2022, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Sassafrass View Post
I would propose early on so your GF gets to enjoy being engaged and wearing the ring during the trip. You might be tired in Florence and Venice is perfect.

This is where I would do it: the top of the bell tower of San Giorgio Maggiore on the Giudecca.

It is lovely to see all of Venice spread out in front of you. People often do the tower in San Marco, but lines are terribly long and it is always so crowded. Views from San Giorgio are fabulous. The whole little trip over there by vaporetto and walking to the church is beautiful. Look at a map of Venice and pictures of the church. Giudecca is one of the main islands you see, most of it facing Dorsoduro, but the tip with the church can be seen from San Marco. Nothing wrong with proposing on a gondola ride or in Paris, or on a carriage ride in Vienna, etc., but San Giorgio gives you everything you asked for: beautiful views of a most glorious city, slightly off the beaten path, cool to look at, away from crowds and historical, plus it is romantic and less typical than other places. There are so many beautiful places in Venice, but I think this will be less crowded and seem more like “your special place.”

If either of you are very religious, you could do the bell tower and afterwards go inside the church to propose.

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I'm leaning towards this idea, thank you!!
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Old Nov 2nd, 2022, 07:22 AM
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Wherever it is, propose on the last day of the vacation.
Why do you say that? I plan on proposing at the start, so the whole trip is kind of her celebratory trip
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Old Nov 2nd, 2022, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by dreyerrick View Post
Why do you say that? I plan on proposing at the start, so the whole trip is kind of her celebratory trip
See post #15 as to why.
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Old Nov 3rd, 2022, 12:31 AM
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I think as long as you're sure she'll say yes, you can propose at the beginning of the trip. However, if you have any doubts, I would wait until the end.
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Old Nov 3rd, 2022, 07:57 AM
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I would suggest the Rodin Museum in Paris -- specifically in front of his "The Gates of Hell." You never know!
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Ha Fra!!
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Hi!
I can recommend places in Barcelona. Within Barcelona city, if you like places with views, there are these (I had prepared the post with photos but the system does not allow it ):

- Tibidabo: is a historic amusement park in Barcelona located next to a large church. You can get there by car, bus or funicular. The views from the terrace of the park are exceptional.
- Turó de la Bateria: among the remains of an anti-aircraft battery from the Spanish Civil War you will find the best-placed viewpoint in Barcelona. The anti-aircraft bunkers, which were built in May 1937 to defend the city, have become one of the places from which to enjoy a privileged view of Barcelona. It is a place with a somewhat thug spirit. There are graffiti and people usually sit down to drink beer while having the city at their feet. The only problem is that it has become popular in recent years and there are usually many people.
- Carretera de les aigües: it's a road without cars where the people of the city go to play sports or walk the dog. You have to get there on foot or by bike. There are several areas with very nice and quiet benches.
- MNAC: it's the national art museum of barcelona. From this point you can see the city with its back to the sea. There are stairs where people sit to listen to live music.

Outside the city but within Catalonia there are several amazing towns as well. I'm just giving two examples.

- Besalú: you can get there by bus from the center of Barcelona in an hour and a half. It is a town with a marked medieval character.
- Siurana: it's a very small town near a vineyard area. It's located on top of a cliff and the tranquility is absolute. I recommend it especially at sunset because of the type of light.
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I am a big fan of Strasbourg, but that's just me.
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Old Nov 14th, 2022, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by annw View Post
As a Venice lover I'm all in favor of that location -- so many lovely and romantic spots. Paris would also be lovely!!

Having awkwardly witnessed a proposal in front of family, which felt like it should have been a private moment instead, agree about *not* doing that.
ny recommendations for locations in Venice? Good views, but not large crowds?
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Originally Posted by dreyerrick View Post
ny recommendations for locations in Venice? Good views, but not large crowds?
I sassafrass gave an extremely detailed Venice suggestion earlier in the thread.
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