10.23.2008

You tell me, I'll tell you

If you had the choice:

Milan, Italy

-or-

Barcelona, Spain

Tell me where and why, and I'll tell you why I'm asking. :-)

33 comments:

Dianne said...

having never been to either place it's hard for me to truly say but - Italy is it for me. Milan is fashion and must be terribly exciting!! and well - all things Italian are just the best to me - food, wine, fashion, oh and the men LOL

egan said...

I'm one of those pesky undecideds. I suppose I'd choose Milan since my wife would likely accompany me and she's already been to Barcelona.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

I would choose Milan as I am half Italian and have never beeen there...

Rositta said...

Barcelona, Spain...only because I've seen my son's pictures from his trip there, plus he says it's one of his favourite cities and he's been around a bit more than me. Hope to get there someday...ciao

Global Librarian said...

Been to Milan. It was a nice overnight trip. Good trip, enjoyed it. But not spectacular. (Fashion is completely wasted on me.)

Am dying to go to Barcelona and have heard it is fabulous! So that's where I would pick.

Sizzle said...

BOTH!

Ok, ok. I vote for Spain only because I love flamenco.

GutsyWriter said...

Perhaps Barcelona because I prefer paella to pasta.

eusmaca said...

Barcelona ... TOTALLY and this is from me (and Italian!).. But Milan is just for shopping for fashion with lots of money... So I guess since you did not tells us what the trip was for.. I will assume its for pleasure and if that is the case.. BARCELONA.. hands down.. now if you would have said: Rome, Italy.. or Siena, Italy.. or even Florence, Italy..then Barcelona can take a pass.

kenju said...

When we were in Italy, we went through Milan on the train, but we didn't stop and I wanted to so badly. I have always wanted to go to Barcelona, too. My daughter went there for the Olympics and loved it. That is a very hard choice for me, Diane!!

Jill said...

Barcelona!!! Oh I would love to go there!

Anonymous said...

Diane,
Sorry, I cannot decide...have been to both places and enjoyed them equally.
Wonderful wine and cuisine and lots of fun to be had.
It is a tough decision, it depends what you are looking for.
I am jelous of all the trips you are doing.
We used to travel alot when we lived in Europe.
Greetings from a homsick German in Texas..lol,
Susanne

Charlotte said...

Better weather in Barcelona, no doubt! And it's just as fashionable and stylish as Milano.

headbang8 said...

Barcelona, hands down.

Milan is nice--shopping, Italian food, history

But Barcelona is spectacular. I'd go for the Sagrada Familia alone.

http://www.sagradafamilia.cat/sf-eng/index.php

The nightlife starts late and ends late. It's open and fun and casual. Milan nightlife is OK, but a bit snootier.

And the best Spanish food is Castillian.

Andrea said...

MILAN! I spent a month there when I was 16, it's gorgeous Diane. You must got there!

Shelly said...

I love Italy, but I think I'd go for Barcelona. Fashion isn't my thing, and Barcelona is on my "go before I croak" list. My Auntie lived in Madrid for years and I kick myself because I didn't go to visit her while she was there.

Sarah said...

Barcelona, no question.

I love me some fashion and people-watching, but (for me, anyway) there is a palpable feeling in Italy of "You don't belong here."

PapaScott said...

Never been to Milan, but Frauke and I thoroughly enjoyed a day we spent in Barcelona last fall. It made us wish we could spend a week there. And since we were on a bike tour, the shopping damage to our credit cards was minimal. :-)

Lynda said...

Milan.. at 5pm.. you take a seat in a cafe, you order a crisp glass of wine and they bring you a feast.. and if you are silly enough to order a second glass.. the whole show starts again.. fabulous..oooh and did I mention the shopping? and then there is the SHOPPING!!!

G in Berlin said...

Visit them both. I love Italy as a country, but I think Barcelona as a city would be far more interesting and exciting. So if my life revolved around where I lived, I think it would be Barcelona: it looks fascinating.

Connie said...

Barcelona! Not been to either - From what I hear of Milan, it is a bit too exclusive - excluding? Friends who've been to Spain rave about it. So pretty! Besides, I hear that Italian airports are notorious for making your luggage disappear.

Danie said...

Wherever it's warmer. Go there.

running42k said...

Personally I would take Milan. Especially if an AC Milan game is involved.

A Touch of Dutch said...

Toss-up!
Barcelona for the beauty & warmth! Milan for the beauty & experience :-)

Me said...

Barcelona.

Xavierism said...

Hope you're enjoying the moment!

*CHEERS*

C N Heidelberg said...

Barcelona.
Milan's duomo is supposed to be incredible but I haven't heard much great about the city otherwise. But Barcelona seems to have many great things to check out!

Chica said...

"Milan, darling, Milan." Purely because I've always wanted to say that :P x

gunfighter1 said...

Milan!

Bella Italia, baby!

robin bird said...

hello i came to visit from claire's country mouse tales. i can't say which i would prefer since i have not been to either place :) i hate to stop anywhere for visit and not leave a note that i was here. so cheers to you and have a great trip! your life looks to be very, very interesting :)

Paige Jennifer said...

Milan, hands down. I've visited Spain and I spent the better part of the trip wishing I were in France or Italy.

And I'm officially jealous because this is a debate I won't be having for a VERY long time.

Jack said...

Barcelona

brandy said...

I've done both and I actually LOVED Barcelona more. Other than Cinque Terra, Barcelona is my favorite spot I ever visited. IT's got the most AMAZING architecture, museums, zoos, plus the beach and a great nightlife. And the farmers market. Ohhh how I love the farmers market.

Jul said...

To live in: Milan

To visit for a long weekend: either one, but I guess Barcelona is slightly more spectacular (as much as that pains me to say - I feel like I'm being disloyal to Italy, but oh, the Gaudi...).