Chestnut season in Portugal. Yes, chestnuts - once the starch of the people before potatoes came to Europe from the New World, the chestnut still has a special place in Portuguese cuisine.
Luz Charming Houses is located in Fatima. The unit features accommodation in luxurious studios and suites. Free WiFi access is available.
Driving in Portugal is very easy, given the large network of roads that crisscross the country. From to 8-lane highways to fast 4-lane roads, Portugal’s road network is well maintained, and easy to navigate
he stylish Manor House that belonged to the Cáceres family for more than five generations is now the setting to the newest Inn in the small, charming village of Fornos de Algodres. After four years of refurbishment works, the Solar dos Cáceres in the Centro region of Portugal, Dão wine country, was opened this year with eight guest rooms (5 double standard and 3 double twin), an outdoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and Bar.
In Portugal at Easter many centuries-old traditions are held throughout the country, two particularly traditional events are the processions of holy week in Braga and holy week in Castelo de Vide The former displays rigorous observance of Christian ritual, while the other is of Christian expression influenced by Jewish culture.
The Serra da Estrela has seen a growing number of tour operators bring Jewish visitors to the region to see its Sephardic heritage.
The new hotel, incorporating Roman ruins and a history that is interwoven with Lisbon and Portugal’s own, is in a fifteenth century building that has undergone a total restoration and modernization.
Something of a secret Europeans keep to themselves, Portugal hides away from the cross-traffic Euro travel path by dint of its geography. Because it is not centrally located, fewer travelers find it, meaning lower prices in its architecturally gorgeous cities and along its rugged and sandy coastlines. By avoiding the high dollar restaurants and a lot of taxi-taking, budget travelers will find lodging, food, wine, museums (most of them are free on Sundays) and train travel intrinsically affordable.