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View Poll Results: Italy or Spain?
Italy 29 39.19%
Spain 45 60.81%
Voters: 74. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-25-2013, 02:05 PM
 
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Italy, the people are nicer, the food is better, the architecture is better, the cities are better, the countryside is better.

I do like Spain though.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:07 PM
 
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Spain.

Don't care for the country but it has arguably one of the best collection of cities of every size there is with Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia.

Even small towns like Benidorm are stellar. I don't even want to get into the whole Ibiza thing, it speaks for itself.

I've been to Italy but not Milan. I would like to see Milan, Turin, and Naples. Perhaps one day, they aren't exactly all too high on my bucketlist, whereas Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia are all towards the top.

I was not impressed with Rome, actually didn't like the place at all. I have a pretty low opinion of the place to be honest.
Benidorm is awful, even the Spanish hate it.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Benidorm is awful, even the Spanish hate it.
What makes it awful?
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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For me Italy because of the wine, the better transportation, the history and just the people are better,both countries don't have a great economy but Italy currently has a better one.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:27 AM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Spain because I speak okay Spanish and because Spain seems more fitting for my personality
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:06 AM
 
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For me Italy because of the wine, the better transportation, the history and just the people are better,both countries don't have a great economy but Italy currently has a better one.


Italy has better public transportation than Spain?!?

You don't know waht you are talking about: Spain's public transportation is futuristic compared to Italy's one.

An example; Rome (2.800.000 inhabitants) has just... er... two subway lines, Madrid (3,265,038 inhabitants) has THIRTEEN subway lines.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Barcelona, Spain
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Italy has better public transportation than Spain?!?

You don't know waht you are talking about: Spain's public transportation is avveniristic compared to Italy's one.

An example; Rome (2.800.000 inhabitants) has just... er... two subway lines, Madrid (3,265,038 inhabitants) has THIRTEEN subway lines.
Yeah, I almost pissed myself reading that. We may have a lot of problems here, but we do have excellent public transportation.

I think it's funny though, people who haven't been to either of those countries saying they would choose one or the other for this or that reason, it's like me saying I rather live in Malaysia than in the Philippines because one day I ate at a Malaysian restaurant, or something like that. But I guess that's a lot of threads in CD for you.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Italy to visit (in fact we're visiting soon), but Spain seems more livable, and Spanish is a more useful language to learn. If that wasn't a factor, though, I'd live somewhere in the Tuscan countryside.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Kuwait
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Neither, they are both economically unstable with high unemployment rates, but they are good for tourism and short stays and i prefer Italy.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Spain has more areas with good weather than Italy, so more choices of places to live. Spain has a lower cost of living. Spanish people are warmer and friendlier to non-Spaniards than Italians. Italy somehow feels like a more closed society. Frankly, the entire Amanda Knox affair has put me off of the Italian justice system--and the fact that this could happen to an innocent person scares me. Tried three times for the same crime? A corrupt prosecutor who also accused American author Douglas Preston of being the Monster of Florence? Not meaning to be political, but the whole idea of one very powerful prosecutor (who has been indicted for obstruction) terrorizing people leaves a bad taste. Guilty until proven innocent really is disconcerting. And Berlusconi--what's up with that? Spain just seem more mellow.
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