Alentejo Marmoris Hotel & Spa, Vila Viçosa

Alentejo Marmoris Hotel & Spa

Known as the ‘bread basket’ of Europe, the Alentejo region is the agricultural heartland of Portugal, her undulating plains and fertile soil fed by the mighty Tejo River, from where the region received its name: Alentejo—beyond the Tejo—as important to Portugal as the Po is to Italy. While the Po helps create the world-class Parmigiano […]

Lawrence’s Hotel, Sintra: Five-star Royal mansion in the forests and hills above Lisbon, in easy reach of Portugal’s best beach: Stay here in the world’s second oldest hotel, where Lord Byron wrote ‘Child Harold’s Pilgrimage’: exclusive Club rates

Lawrence's Hotel

The Portuguese and Moorish Royal families made Sintra their summer retreat with good reason. While Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, lay languid in the summer sun, not far away in the hills of Sintra the royals would enjoyi the shady cobbled lanes and cool woodlands, the castles and palaces and breathtaking scenery—then take a tram to the […]