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View Poll Results: Which has better natural scenery, California or Italy?
California 147 54.44%
Italy 123 45.56%
Voters: 270. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-26-2018, 11:54 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Biggerbrain44 View Post
nothing in italy or any other place in the world can top coastal redwoods and giant sequoias
Italy had it giant trees but destroyed over the centuries not as big as sequoias tho but its giant chestnuts were huge in trunk size
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Old 12-27-2018, 12:20 AM
 
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That's just it. You get that variety in CA. Go across the bay in Oakland and the weather is noticeably warmer and sunnier. In fact, the coast in the Bay Area compared to inland areas can vary as much as 40 degrees F on a summer day. For every mile you move east, the temperature goes up an average of one degree F. Just within San Francisco, downtown on the eastern side of the city is often 5 to 7 degrees warmer than the beach on the western side.
Cali does have its unique microclimates which is very true but so does the italian riviera where tropicals temperates and subs
All flourish together in a most unique climate.. cali does get frosts from time to time and there are a few frost free zones in cali but also in very few sheltered locations
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Old 12-27-2018, 12:25 AM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5xUePnvfg0

California wins easily. But I'm not a fun of Italy (too noisy, too disorderly, surprisingly cold in winter)

Milan Venice Turin Florence Rome Rimini are cold in winter. Have you been to Sicily and Calabria in Winter? You cant expect northern and central italy to be warm in winter.
Southern California is much more south than Italy so therefore Cali should be warmer
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Old 12-27-2018, 12:37 AM
 
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a single mature Redwood tree toppling over would stretch from one side of Italy to the other
Italy also have Redwoods and Sequoias planted in the 1800s big and tall too
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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Italy no doubt: Volcanos, Alps, Dolomites, Apeninos , Umbria, Tuscany, more attractive coast line, garda , como...only thing missing is desert.
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Old 12-29-2018, 05:18 PM
 
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Italy no doubt: Volcanos, Alps, Dolomites, Apeninos , Umbria, Tuscany, more attractive coast line, garda , como...only thing missing is desert.
Yes indeed. Italy actually gets a fair amount of rain in the summer, keeping the Amalfi Coast hillsides nice and green even during the summer.

Southern California gets zero rain during the summer, leaving the hillsides dry, brown, and fire-prone!

The scenery in Italy looks spectacular by themselves, even without the stunning historic architecture. Meanwhile, Southern California's coastal hills are really very hum ho in and of themselves. It takes elaborately planned imitation Italian architecture to bring out the beauty.
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Old 12-30-2018, 06:45 AM
 
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Agreed, I don't swim very often in CA although San Diego is actually pretty nice in the summer (still not tropical, but better than LA and north). However, the topic is scenery (i.e. stuff you look at) not ideal water temperature. Food is also not typically part of "natural scenery". Italy is great, but CA is no slouch either when it comes to environmental diversity.
I raced Hobie Cats in San Diego a few times. I didn’t need a wetsuit. I recall 75F water temperature. I’ve also sailed San Francisco a lot on bigger yachts. Brrrrrrr.

I’ve skied the Dolomites and the Italian side of Mt Blanc a few times. I think the Tahoe views from Heavenly beat anything I recall from skiing Italy.

Wine is a hobby of mine. California has nothing comparable to Tuscany for scenery. The hilly coastal olive groves around Sorrento are also really scenic. California has nothing like the Italian Riviera.
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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It’s no surprising California is leading the polls of this thread

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And all these pictures were only within a 50 mile radius of a giant state.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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We need to be scientific about this. I zoomed into random points in California and Italy, to compare them


https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4280...!7i3328!8i1664

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.2485...7i13312!8i6656

Which is better scenery?
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Canada
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We need to be scientific about this. I zoomed into random points in California and Italy, to compare them


https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4280...!7i3328!8i1664

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.2485...7i13312!8i6656

Which is better scenery?
Picking random spots like that is not "scientific". Look at the date of the California view. The quality was not as good.
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