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... and the beginnings of what we saw on this day are hard to trace with certainty.
Leaving the town square, we passed the impressive facade of the church and headed down into the vineyards. The day was fine, and rays of morning sun back lit the foliage of the grapes brilliantly in hues of green and yellow, red and orange. The panoramas changed as we walked, hillsides opposite us clothed in rows of fall-colored vineyards, then ...
... for lunch in Villa Real -had a brioche type bun with a variety of meats. Most of the people who don't speak English- speak French, so that is what we use most of the time when we run into problems. That happens very often as we are finding that in the north, few speak English. Went to the Chateau do Mateus- where they produce Mateus wine. The chateau was built in the early 1800's in the Baroque style. It ...
Today we decided to try a day trip that Rob found mentioned on Trip Advisor. We took the train from just down the street from us and travelled along the Douro to Ferradosa a small village on the river. Train trip was about 11/2 hours and cost 13.20E round trip each. When we arrived, we searched and found the one restaurant in the village and as we were lagging behind Rob, the lady of the restaurant came and picked us up in her car. We shared a meal of ...
... was open to the public at that time, so it was fun to be able to get inside this time, although photography was not allowed. It was interesting to see how the aristocracy lived!
We had plenty of time to explore the incredible gardens, which are absolutely spectacular, and considered among the best in Europe. Beautifully manicured, the gardens are small by some standards. It was a thrill to see them.
... have lunch at Quinta da Avessada, a beautiful century-old winery. Some of the passengers had disembarked early in order to get there for the wine-stomping, but we stayed on board. After an outdoor reception with wine and snacks, we were treated to a lovely lunch inside. The musicians continued to serenade us with the lively Portuguese tunes through lunch.