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PRACTICAL INFORMATION LANGUAGEPortuguese is the main language and the dialects vary across the countryEnglish is widely spoken in the citiesPortugal and Spain may share a border, but their spoken language is completely differentSpoken Portuguese is closer to southern ItalianFINANCECurrency is Euro (EUR)Most urban retail accept major credit, debit and prepaid cards.Cash is still preferred, especially for small purchases, food, taxis…

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No matter what time of year you choose to visit Portugal, there is something always going on. From festivals celebrating specific foods, to historical re-enactments and cultural highlights, there is no reason not to celebrate when visiting such a rich and diverse part of the world.So here is, by no means complete, a comprehensive list of the festivals and events held…

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For all its small size, Portugal is a country filled with contrast. Part foodie heaven, part surfers dream and part history buffs goldmine, Portugal truly has something for everyone.The northern end with its mountains and villages still preserves its strong rural and agricultural ties sits in stark contrast to the Algarve in the south, with its sun-soaked beaches leading into…

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The city of fair Verona may be small, but it is filled with romance, culture and history… often listed as a day trip on itineraries, it is well worth spending a few days in this beautiful city to properly explore it. Halfway between Milan and Venice sits the historic city of Verona. First established by the ancient Romans back in 89BC,…

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When most people think of Tuscany, Florence is the first city that comes to mind. But there are several beautiful villages and historic towns that are absolutely worth visiting all throughout the region. Siena is one of these towns. Perfect for day trips, or stay a few nights to really appreciate the atmosphere and culture, this medieval town feels like…

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Venice is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Northern Italy. This section will give you a guide to all the best spots for book lovers in Venice. Venice is not just an idyllic destination for tourists, but also a great place to visit for book lovers. Venice is famous for its charming canals, beautiful architecture, and delicious food.…

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