So… I’ve been saving up money & airplane miles for a 2 or 3 week trip to Europe next autumn. I’m planning to spend half the time visiting a friend in Italy (Tuscany). But the other half is up in the air. I’d like to go to one other place. The nominees are: 1) Go up to Genoa & the Liguria coast (never been but would be fairly easy), 2) Paris (been many times but love, love, love it), 3) Barcelona (never been, love tapas, love Spanish men if you haven’t noticed), or 4) Lisbon (never been and very intrigued). I considered Amsterdam (went when I was a kid so that doesn’t count), London (had fun the few times I’ve been but I don’t know, kind of tame), and Prague. Greece is #1 on my “bucket list” but that’s for a longer trip some other time. Any opinions, suggestions, or alternatives in western Europe?