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Great8

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Nope. St. Petersburg.
Amazing place and I’ll have to agree with you and that’s coming from a Paris lover.
I can’t say I dislike any major European city but have been lucky enough to have spent a lot of time over there.
When I was doing tours the general consensus from customers was that Rome was the most disliked major European city. Most loved the architecture and history but disliked the city itself, I have never had that issue with Rome.
 

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This is an interesting topic. Always depends on your circumstances when visiting a place. Not that it's popular as a tourist destination, but one European city I didn't really enjoy or like was Brussels.
 

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Amazing place and I’ll have to agree with you and that’s coming from a Paris lover.
I can’t say I dislike any major European city but have been lucky enough to have spent a lot of time over there.
When I was doing tours the general consensus from customers was that Rome was the most disliked major European city. Most loved the architecture and history but disliked the city itself, I have never had that issue with Rome.
I hated Rome. Better Italian food in Lygon St (yes.. i know.. we were probs in a tourist trap), and i was sick as a dawg.

Latter probably didnt help matters.

Oh yeah and the locals are/were rude af.
 

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This is an interesting topic. Always depends on your circumstances when visiting a place. Not that it's popular as a tourist destination, but one European city I didn't really enjoy or like was Brussels.
Tis isnt it.

It depends on lots of different things, just look at my previous post. Had i been well and not spitting up bile one night.. i might have a different opinion on Rome/Italy. But i was ******* miserable x 10. Was August too, so hot hot hot.

You can have good times in any city imho.

Detroit. Loved it. Went baseball, got my picture taken under the huge tiger, saw Stevie Wonder (free concert)... had a blast.
 

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why would you go into the outer suburbs? I dont go to broadmeadows in melbourne or the gang controlled suburbs in major american cities. Even Canberra has dodgy outer suburbs that you avoid.

And who stays at the bottom of the hill near Sacre-Coeur? Thats inner city but all major inner cities have some dodgy areas and the train stations down the bottom of the hill is a place even first timers know to avoid at night.

it seems like you have a problem with immigrant outer areas of paris and not actually paris.

this thread is about dodgy places to go on holidays. Not a discussion about the non touristy parts of the cities that are easily avoided. A city is a sh**hole if it has nothing to provide for people on holidays or Its unsafe in the touristy Areas or there are no attractions or limited culture. There is also lots of great neighbourhoods of paris that would be fantastic places to live.
Street art and markets.
 

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I hated Rome. Better Italian food in Lygon St (yes.. i know.. we were probs in a tourist trap), and i was sick as a dawg.

Latter probably didnt help matters.

Oh yeah and the locals are/were rude af.
You mustn't have been to Lygon in a while :(

Another of Melbourne's depressing High St wastelands nowadays.
 

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I spent a week or so in Rome in December 2018 just prior to Christmas and found it to be a great city to explore. If you turn up in peak tourist season you have an entirely different experience, as it's like being stuck in a busy airport in terms of intensity.

Likewise whilst living in Krakow my favourite time of year was January (on smog free days) where you could walk through the main square at 2am and it's completely covered in snow with not another person in sight. Completely different experience to say mid July where it's heaving with people 24/7 and you're tripping over tourists taking selfies every few meters.
 

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This is an interesting topic. Always depends on your circumstances when visiting a place. Not that it's popular as a tourist destination, but one European city I didn't really enjoy or like was Brussels.
I thought Brussels was just ok, a bit like Vienna there is potential to have a good time but it's all just a bit bland.

I would recommend Brussels though as it's a good base to see other parts of Belgium which I found more interesting and worth the train travel.
 

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It seems like you dont like city travel in europe for the most people like city to travel. To see amazing ancient cities.

the crowds are annoying in rome i agree. But you figure out ways to avoid it. Go walk up a hill. Most tourists dont seem to like hills in rome. get up early in the morning. The place is literally deserted even as late as 8am. the west side of the river also seemed a lot better most of the time and is just as stunning.

rome is my favourite city to take the wife. Paris my favourite city to take the kids.
Rome is my fave Paris is my wifes fave
 

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I spent a week or so in Rome in December 2018 just prior to Christmas and found it to be a great city to explore. If you turn up in peak tourist season you have an entirely different experience, as it's like being stuck in a busy airport in terms of intensity.

Likewise whilst living in Krakow my favourite time of year was January (on smog free days) where you could walk through the main square at 2am and it's completely covered in snow with not another person in sight. Completely different experience to say mid July where it's heaving with people 24/7 and you're tripping over tourists taking selfies every few meters.
I've spent time in Rome in May, late September and December. I've enjoyed it thoroughly each time and the weather, particularly in May and September, was nice. Crowds weren't outrageous either. It is a bit of a magical city for me.
 

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I've spent time in Rome in May, late September and December. I've enjoyed it thoroughly each time and the weather, particularly in May and September, was nice. Crowds weren't outrageous either. It is a bit of a magical city for me.
Similar to me. I was there late May and while the weather was hot, it was sensational (I don't mind the heat). Busy in parts but still easy to get around and saw everything I wanted really easy.

Ate some great meals and some pretty average ones (which were still ok)

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