They say that in the Portuguese region of Alentejo there is always something new to discover and experience. From Farm to Table is one of the gastronomic itineraries that the destination offers, besides the beautiful landscapes that are the Madonna’s favorites in Portugal.
The idea is to set foot on the road, enjoy the scenery, attractions, and taste local wines, olive oils and cheeses. Do not just pack your bags. Prepare the palate!
Roman Ruins guided tour, which includes a truly Roman meal with dishes of that time, is a great option in the destination, as well as one of the largest agricultural estates in Portugal, Herdade da Comporta, with 12,000 hectares.
It is possible to get to know the plantations and the Rice Museum, savoring unique wines during a winery tour. Another tip is to visit the Carrasqueira Palafitic Quay to experience typical delicacies at the village restaurants.
Discover the Archaeological Crypt, its Historical Center and the typical sweets prepared with pinion. For those who are an olive oil fan, a guided tour at Herdade do Vale da Arca with 600 hectares of olive groves seems to be the ideal.
For a very unique stay, book a few days at the hotel and winery A Serenada in the Grândola mountain, which will offer visits to wineries and vineyards, as well as picnics and other activities that delight travelers.
Or do as Madonna: the queen of pop, who has been living in Lusitanian lands since last year, enjoys riding a horse and moments in one of the most charming local villages, Monsaraz.
The village is perched on a hill, surrounded by ramparts, housing a castle built in the 14th century. The narrow stone streets are a charm, and Monsaraz is also very close to Alqueva, one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe.
Alentejo is considered the most genuine destination in Portugal with several international awards in the tourism sector, and is among the top 10 wineries destinations in the world. Discover Alentejo here!
Source: Alentejo, Portugal – images: release (April, 2018)