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There are certain types of towns that just FIT in their landscape, both historically, culturally and physically. Whether it’s the Pueblos Blancos of Andalucia, the Trulli of Puglia or the lime washed stone houses of Greece, we instantly understand the connection to the land, the sea, the past.
The Schist Villages in Central Portugal have that transcendent connection to their landscape and past. Long have they been neglected and forgotten, but that is luckily beginning to change. Add to this a verdant, mountainous landscape, medieval castles and a fascinating history – and you’ve got all the right reasons to visit!
Travel journalist and wine enthusiast Anita Palada continues her investigation of the indigenous grapes of Croatia and finds how wines with unfamiliar names such as Dingač and Crljenak end up on the table of US President Joe Biden.
Dalmatian winegrowers are pouring their heart and soul into these magical drops. They know that nothing great in this world has ever been created without emotions, including the intoxicating wines of Dingač and Zinfandel!
Umbria is one of these unique places that has maintained its heritage while keeping culture thriving in these petrified places of history. It’s a place of magic. You can sense it in the cobblestone, labyrinthical streets. You can feel it when you look out upon the landscape.
C.S. Lewis got it quite right when he named the enchanted Kingdom of Narnia after a place right here, in the green heart of Italy. Discover with us the 10 Most Enchanting Hilltop Towns of Umbria.
Visiting Évora and the surrounding area in central Portugal is like a great school field trip that lasts for days. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the culture and history. Go slowly and savour this special place.
Visiting a place where the No1 tourist attraction is bones and skulls had me a little uneasy. Old graveyards are always kind of fun with their big gravestones and crypts, but you don’t usually see any remains of humans. This graveyard was different.
The coastal hiking path “Trail of the Headlands” was inaugurated in 2018. Just like its sister trail; The Seven Hanging Valleys Trail, this route offers amazing views of the unique seascape in southern Portugal.
It’s our 2nd favourite hike in Algarve and will bring you close to dramatic cliffs, pristine beaches and natural sculptures. It may be a stretch to declare it a walk on a cloud, but it’ll definitely get you closer to the heavens.
The Seven Hanging Valleys Hiking Trail is probably the most beautiful hiking path in Algarve – and even in all of Europe, according to European Best Destinations.
The area is emblematic of the amazing seascape of Algarve, so if you’ve only got time for one, great hike while you’re in the Algarve, this should be it!
How do you make the most of a 3-day trip to Sicily? There are some tough decisions to be made! Did first-time visitor Soham choose right?
Check out his guide, where he makes the most of his precious time on this wonderful island.