Lisbon - a "charming, ramshackle and trendy city," started by the Romans in the 2nd century and Moors in the 8th with the Glory Days of the 15th Century and partially destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 1775.
Sagres - the farthest most point of the European continent and Salema - a little fishing village
the Alentejo Region - home of cork and olive trees....and Monsaraz - the mysterious castle town
Evora -a white washed old town dating back to the Roman times...in the high Alentejo Region and has always been a cultural oasis. Charming....Fascinating... Delicious!!
Coimbra -home of the incredible University of Coimbra (1290)- the beautiful Santa Cruz Cathedral... talented musicians from the University and gorgeous rooftop views of the Mondeego River.
The Douro Valley- the stunning home of the vineyards that produce Port wine. The 15th Century Casa, still owned by the same family.....affording views of the valley and the mountains and the terraced vineyards that were irresistible.
Porto - a gritty city at the mouth of the Douro River and famous for its production of Port wine.