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What place in Europe do you think is 'to die' for?

What place in Europe do you think is 'to die' for?

Mar 6th, 2007, 10:40 AM
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St. Peters Cemetery - Salzburg.

Literally - it's to die for - Bahahaha.

It's the coolest cemetery on the planet and a must do in Salzburg. I love the looks I get when I tell people that.

My wife came back several times to try and round me up the first time we went, she tried once the second time, now she just plans her own morning and asks if I will meet her for lunch.

Next time it will be sunset and moonlight visit in addition to the dawn and morning jaunt.

I get goosebumps - bahahahaha - just thinking about it.

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Mar 6th, 2007, 10:49 AM
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The Tuscan landscapes in the spring are unlike anything I've seen anywhere and I think they exceptionally beautiful and serene.

I also have two special memories of Venice. The first is stepping out of the train station to see my first glimpse of the Grand Canal -- no matter how many pictures you see of it, you can't quite believe it's real.

The other happened on our first day there. It was an overcast day -- the only cloudy day we'd had in three weeks. We'd checked into our hotel and then wanted to take the vaporetto down to St. Mark's Square. We were all turned around, though, and somehow got on a boat going the wrong way. By that time it was raining so we just cuddled up inside and had a tour of the Grand Canal from one end to the other. It was a beautiful and romantic introduction to an incredible city.
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Nov 30th, 2007, 09:32 AM
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Rome, Rome, Rome
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Nov 30th, 2007, 09:36 AM
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Venice. I've been love-struck for years ;-)
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Nov 30th, 2007, 09:47 AM
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I have to agree with tcreath - Kotor, Montenegro, was an amazing surprise for me. I had very little expectation that it would emerge as one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places I've ever seen.

As with Venice, if you are fortunate enough to approach Kotor for the first time from the sea, you will never forget it.
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Nov 30th, 2007, 09:56 AM
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There are two places.

Arnhem in the Netherlands, its not the most beautiful place, but i lived there for six months and its where i left my heart.

Prague, in winter, with snow on the red rooftops, glistening in the sunshine is just one of the most awe inspiring views. It truly is stunning
Nov 30th, 2007, 10:26 AM
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Menton, alive in the gardens eating lemons til I drop, then bury me at the top of the hill so i'll have royals to talk to while watching life go by in the Baie de Garavan...
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Nov 30th, 2007, 10:33 AM
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I cant decide between Venice or Cinque Terre. Both are heavenly
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Nov 30th, 2007, 10:44 AM
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Almost anywhere in Scotland.
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Nov 30th, 2007, 10:56 AM
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I just got back from Paris last week. It was my first time and even during the transit strike, It is hands down my favorite place in the world so far. I've never really believed in reincarnation, but for some reason I felt like I had walked those streets before. EERRIEE and lovely!
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Nov 30th, 2007, 11:16 AM
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Florence is magical- I know it isn't everyone's cup of tea, but for me it was not only beautiful, but the city was alive. I ate and drank and laughed with my oldest friend at a little cafe, late into the night, steps away from the Duomo... I fell in love at Christmas time while drinking mulled wine on the snow covered Charles Bridge in Prague (and we continue to go back that romantic, dark, enchanting city)... and God and I reconciled our differences amongst the Alps in Salzburg (somehow it all came into perspective to me as I was gazing at those majestical mountains)... each place is my favorite for a completely different reason and I can't wait to get back and explore more.
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Nov 30th, 2007, 12:47 PM
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The beach on Cala Di Volpe, Sardinia at sunrise - I sorry you Florence, Rome and Venice tick box types you don't know what you are missing.

Am I the only one on this planet that thinks Florence is a grotty dust bowl (compared with other Italian cities) full of religious art? Sorry I'll withdraw that blasphemy on Fodor's.
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Nov 30th, 2007, 02:11 PM
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Nice, France, where I can sit on one of the blue chairs along the Promenade des Anglais and stare at the Mediterranean. That's my idea of heaven.
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Nov 30th, 2007, 02:25 PM
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Paris is my favorite place in Europe.

It's the only place I want to visit on every trip I make because there is always so much to see and do and I never tire of it.

For pure scenic beauty, I'd have to go with the Amalfi Coast: Positano, Ravello and Capri in particular.
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Nov 30th, 2007, 04:39 PM
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Paris is lovely but Florence for the win. Been twice and have said again and again that if I had to leave Toronto and was given a one-way ticket to anywhere else in the world to stay, Florence would be it.
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Nov 30th, 2007, 04:48 PM
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Nov 30th, 2007, 04:55 PM
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Death in Venice has always been my favourite movie. Apart from the scenery there's the Mahler.
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Nov 30th, 2007, 07:08 PM
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I haven't been to all the places in Europe that I want to see but for now, hands down Florence. A dream come true!
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Nov 30th, 2007, 08:34 PM
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Venice, hands out, with Paris a distant but marvellous second and then Santa Margherita Ligure in Liguria where we were married.
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Nov 30th, 2007, 08:42 PM
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Being in the Dolomites while gazing at the mountains, especially the majestic Monte Marmalada. Well I don't want to die there, lol, but going along with how you meant your description amandab I have to say that this area is beyond spectacular. If you get back to Venice I would encourage you to go north to visit the Dolmite area as I think you would be enthralled also.
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