With a mild, sunny climate all year round, glamorous cities, traditional towns, stunning beaches and breathtakingly beautiful scenery, Provence is justifiably synonymous with the good life.
Portuguese wine is amongst the most famous in the world with Portugal being the world’s seventh largest wine producer.
When one thinks of gourmet cuisine, Italian fare often comes to mind. With the fresh ingredients perfectly blended and seasoned, Italian dishes are easily one of the best types of food that anyone can enjoy. It’s universal, as anyone with any palate can appreciate the incredible flavours of dishes prepared by the hands of Italians.
Galicia is world-renowned for its distinct cuisine, laden with fresh fish, scrumptious seafood and tasty meat, prepared to perfection with locally-grown ingredients. Testament to just how serious Galicians’ are about cooking are the 300-plus gastronomic festivals held across the region throughout the year.
Alongside its rolling fields of lavender, quaint hilltop villages, upmarket coastal resorts and a beautiful blue coastline, the region of Provence in southern France is home to unique cuisine with incredible flavour.
You don’t have to spend too long in Spain before you come across the staple national dish in one form or another. Paella is served in virtually every restaurant. It’s often cooked in huge paella pans on the beach or as a ubiquitous feature at a fiesta. Small portions of paella are accompanied with ice-cold cerveza as popular tapas in traditional bars.
Put simply, Greek food is delightfully fresh, tasty and distinct. The Greek’s world-renowned cuisine is also incredibly healthy, doused in the ingredients that give the people of the Mediterranean their enviable longevity.
For anyone with a taste for wine, a glass or two of a quality bottle; be it on the balcony, next to the pool, or on the terrace with a meal, is one of the most enjoyable parts of a holiday. For those who identify themselves as wine connoisseurs, staying in the heart of a wine-growing region would make a favourable destination.