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View Poll Results: Italy or Spain?
Italy 48 42.48%
Spain 65 57.52%
Voters: 113. You may not vote on this poll

Old 01-15-2019, 08:28 AM
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Italy, because I'm descendant of italians. But I also would live in Spain without any regret.
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:57 AM
Location: London
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:57 AM
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:09 PM
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Spain because I could live on the Canary Islands
Plus I already speak a bit of Spanish.
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:10 PM
Location: Tulsa
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Spain is a much nicer country and Spaniards are very friendly.

I won't visit Italy again unless I have to.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:35 AM
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I think Italy might be a bit more culturally appealing as a whole to me, due to its more prominent classical legacy and better food (in my opinion!)- though I would certainly view Spain as quite fascinating as well, though, and would love to travel to Granada, Barça, Segovia, San Sebastián ... Italy has somewhat cooler climates and more rain overall, but Spain has lowland areas in Galicia/Asturias with mild summers, which lowland Italy lacks...

I feel that Italy extends northward more than Spain does (Milan and Venice- even Florence are north of say, Bilbao)... Italy may be more of a "core European" country along with France and Germany than Spain would be... I think Italy is more vibrant and colorful as well overall! Look at how colorful Cinque Terre and Burano are! But southern Spain has a more prominent Moorish legacy that Italy mostly lacks, and I would find the Sagrada Familia to be more appealing than the Duomo, as I prefer Gothic Architecture (especially in Northern France though) to Baroque ... so it's tough and I didn't vote!

Last edited by tij; 01-18-2019 at 10:37 AM.. Reason: mentioned San Sebastián
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:08 PM
Location: Canada
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:18 PM
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Spain. I speak Spanish better than I speak Italian. Both have beautiful cities with plenty of culture, but Italy doesn't have an answer for the vibrancy and city life of Madrid with the amazing public transportation. And I'd guess Madrid has more prominence in the business world, being one of the largest cities in Europe, the largest on the Iberian Peninsula, and a destination for workers from Latin America, leading to it being a hub for Latin American business as well. Neither is really that well off financially, but I think Spain show more promise. Both are massively corrupt, but Spain does a better job of blending corruption with efficiency. Italy is just one giant corruption everywhere you look. Which, in some ways, is endearing, but I'd imagine it would get old after a while and Spain would seem more appealing.
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:03 PM
Location: The High Seas
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I've lived in both and comfortable in either.
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:00 PM
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I can't imagine myself living in either, but if I had no choice... I'd choose Italy.
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