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Where would you go for 6 nights in late November?

Old Jan 17th, 2006, 09:34 AM
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Where would you go for 6 nights in late November?

As my recent posts attest, we're planning to take a 6 night trip over Thanksgiving and have been tossing around numerous destinations (Sicily, Venice, Rome). We're not set on Italy and have no current interest in Spain or Portugal. Paris is also out as we've got a future trip planned for spring 2007. We visited southern Italy last May, Florence in June 2004, and Bavaria in February 2005 so those destinations are also out (as is Greece which is slated for our April-May 2006 trip). Last, Venice and/or Rome would be relatively recent repeats but there are many things left on our "must see list" in those particular cities.

Warm weather is not a necessity, but we'd like to stay above 30F for daytime temperatures.

Where would you go?
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Old Jan 17th, 2006, 09:56 AM
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I spent last Thanksgiving week in Florence and the week after in Venice. I would return to either of these in a heartbeat. The prices are rock bottom and there are no lines for venues (well, Florence had short lines for the Uffizi and Accademia but reservations handle that), dinner reservations are a snap and cabs (in Florence) seem to appear in moments. Our weather was unusual according to the locals - 30F almost every day - but that's normal for a northeasterner like me so it was no problem.
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Old Jan 17th, 2006, 10:02 AM
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Well, my choice would be Rome but its a favorite of mine so I guess I'm biased. We've been to Rome in December and in March (and will be going again this March) and love the city during the off-peak season. The weather is nice and lines are almost non-existant. The weather is a nice bonus; definitely warmer than St. Louis during that time!

I think Sicily looks fascinating. I've never been but have always wanted to go. My husband and I both love ancient history and Sicily seems to be full of interesting places to visit. That and the views look incredible! I'm sure the weather would be very nice during November.

Good luck planning!
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Old Jan 17th, 2006, 10:08 AM
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By the way, I'm not sure if you are interested in Croatia or not, but we are tossing the idea of visiting Croatia in October or November. I don't think the ferries run along the coast as frequently, but we plan on renting a car. The country looks fascinating!

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Old Jan 17th, 2006, 01:49 PM
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ttt for the afternoon/evening posters
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Old Jan 17th, 2006, 02:50 PM
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When we went to Italy last November it got colder the last week of November. But we were pretty far north in Venice and Bolzano. When we were in Rome the week before the weather was in the mid-to-upper 50's and quite pleasant.
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There must be river boat tours in November, Underhill was bragging about her X-mas river tour!

What about floating down Danube?
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Old Jan 17th, 2006, 03:20 PM
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South of France - Provence, Cote d'Azur, Camargue, Catalonia. Suck it up and cross the Spanish border to Barcelona. You really should visit Barcelona if you haven't.
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Morocco. Does that count as Europe? You can get there easily from Spain!
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Old Jan 19th, 2006, 07:26 AM
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Old Jan 19th, 2006, 07:31 AM
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Another vote for Morrocco, though no it doesn't count as Europe.
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Old Jan 19th, 2006, 07:31 AM
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We were in Sicily in Sept/Oct and loved it. I have been recommending it to everyone as a destination. However, it takes a long time to get to and from Sicily and we had 9 days in Sicily, which wasn't nearly long enough. I would plan to visit there when you have a longer time to spend. What about London?
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Old Jan 19th, 2006, 07:35 AM
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We have pretty much nixed Sicily after looking at flight schedules. We'd be cut to about 4.5 days there and we realize that is not nearly enough time.
Morocco is an interesting idea but getting DH on board would be difficult.

It doesn't need to be a place with nice weather per se, just somewhere with average temps of 30F or above for late November.

Thank you for all the suggestions thus far, much appreciated!
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Have you considered possibly Vienna/Salzburg? I love Austria and think the country truly is beautiful. With 6 nights you could split the time between the two. The train from Vienna to Salzburg is about 3 hours and runs frequently. Or you could drive; the countryside is wonderful, especially the Salzkammergut outside of Salzburg.

Or perhaps Amsterdam/Brugges?

Tracy
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Old Jan 19th, 2006, 08:04 AM
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I've spent the past 2 Thanksgiving weeks in Venice...so that gets my vote. It's cold (but a little above your minimum), beautiful, and less crowded. We did not experience floods during either visit. And if you do go to Venice, stay at Locanda Orseolo.

My most recent (incomplete) trip report to Venice was posted at end of November...I still need to finish it. Title is "Venice alla Zucca".

Bon voyage...I just bought tix this morning to go to Munich for Thanksgiving - it will be our first German beer hunt!
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As noted above, Morocco isn't in Europe and neither is Buenos Aires, but that's where we spent last Thanksgiving and it is a marvelous city. One of our favorites now and we are anxious to return and venture into other places in Argentina. If you're interested TA, e-mail me at [email protected]. I'll be happy to share websites I used in preparation of our trip and answer any questions you might have.
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Giovanna, I'm not the OP but my husband and I have considered Buenos Aires a number of times. Would you mind if I e-mailed you with some questions?

Thanks!
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Turkey?
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I wouldn't mind at all Tracy. Please feel free to e-mail me.
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