How about the City of Lights with the Eiffel Tower in the background? You can take weekend trips to the Louvre.
Thinking about the Eternal City? Visit the Colosseum or the Pantheon in your free time.
A smart bungalow in a quaint London neighborhood would be absolutely smashing. And you wouldn’t have to learn another language—other than British English. You can always tour the Tower of London or take a gander at Buckingham Palace whenever you feel like it.