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Old 10-10-2016, 06:37 PM
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My wife has informed me that we will be dropping my kids off at my parents house for a week. I couldn't argue with that, even if I was staying in Buffalo for the week.

She wants to go somewhere warm. We are NOT beach loungers. History, food, wine are fun things to do on vacation. I like learning about the agriculture and production of locale food and drinks. We spent a week on Kona coffee plantation for instance.

Spain, Italy, Greece? Islands? Must be safe. I don't want to spend a lot of time driving city to city, so at most two cities during the 7 days. Short trip, but it is what fits within my school teacher wife's schedule.

Any suggestions?
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:18 PM
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Portugal?
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Try Italy. Relatively moderate temps, lots of stuff to look at. Northern climes have the vineyards, then all the archeological and art stuff, like the Vatican.
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Depends on your definition of warm. Those destinations are pretty chilly in March/April.
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We spent a week in Sorrento staying here http://www.ambasciatorisorrento.com

Sorrento is a great town and you can venture out on day trips to Pompeii or south to the Amalfi coast.
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Keep in mind, that Rome and Barcelona are about the same latitude as New York City, and although the winters and spring are warmer, it is not by much - if your idea of warm for late March is highs in the low 50's to maybe around 60 or so, then those places would be fine; otherwise you need to head further south to places like Sicily, Lisbon (not on the Med), Athens, Seville - and even there, on April Fool's day, it probably won't be more than 70 degrees.
The Med is pretty much a June to September locale if you want no jacket weather.
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
We spent a week in Sorrento staying here http://www.ambasciatorisorrento.com

Sorrento is a great town and you can venture out on day trips to Pompeii or south to the Amalfi coast.
That looks nice.

Italy is a great country to visit. Last summer I spent 5 days in Florence, followed by a 7 day Western Med cruise then 3 days in Rome. Lot's of history, beautiful sights, great food and wine. The cruise included Naples, Barcelona, Mallorca, Merseilles, Cinque Terre (La Spezia). Can't wait to go back.
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Rome they have some real history there.

stay out of South and central america.cept costa rica

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Italy is certainly one of the places to visit and spring is a good time for that.
Weather can be beautiful and warm to windy/overcast and fresh during day and colder in the night.
Particularly Venezia/Venice can be very cold when the northerly Bora wind is blowing like hell.
Rome and Napels will be warmer, Sicily and Sardinia a bit warmer.
The sea is probably too cold (60°f) for swimming!
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