Scaligero castle

Today is all about the fortifications – the imposing Scaliger castle to be precise. This amazing structure dominates the little town of Sirmione and I have been wanting to see it for ages! Sirmione was already known to the ancient Romans because of its strategic position – a peninsula that stretches into the lake –Continue reading “Scaligero castle”

Floating in Funchal

We’re catching the Funchal cable car up to the botanical gardens. The cable car takes you 3200 meters upwards to the parish of Nossa Senhora do Monte, created in 1565 and now just known as Monte. Funchal shrinks into the distance as we head upwards. Resembling a tiny toy town way beneath us. Maderia isContinue reading “Floating in Funchal”

Cala Sant Vicenç

The little resort of Cala Sant Vicenç is our first stop of today’s road trip. Known in Castillian Spanish as Cala San Vincente and in Mallorquin as Cala Sant Vicenc, this is one of the smallest resorts on Mallorca. The main attraction here is the peace, tranquillity and three small beaches. The resort is dividedContinue reading “Cala Sant Vicenç”

It’s all about the water

More Majorcan beaches and glorious waters today starting with the petit Cala Blanca. It’s a scrabble down to reach it but the gorgeous blue water is worth the walk. Then we swing by sophisticated Port d’Andratx – it’s a stylish port where people go to be seen and to sip a cool beverage by theContinue reading “It’s all about the water”

Delightful Deia

Onto Deia now – another stunning mountain village with heaps of history. Sat in a ravine at the foot of the Teix mountain, with views out to the Mediterranean below, this is one of the most attractive villages on Majorca. Deià has long been alluring for famous artists, writers and other creative people – includingContinue reading “Delightful Deia”