Portugal your next destination

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miradouro_espalamacaPortugal is a necessary destination for 2017, with Lisbon and the Azores at the highest priority. This country remains the absolute prime mover of all those who love travel. Looking for future bookings for the next 12 months?  Check this out!  

The Lusitanian country has been selected by Lonely Planet guide after a careful investigation carried among  travelers. Portugal has already grabbed 24 Oscars in European tourism categories over the years, setting a real record.

 Portugal strengths are many: the climate with 250 days and 3,000 hours of sunshine annually, the sea with its surfing,  the excellent food and wine products.  Need we say more?

Over the centuries, Lisbonlisboa has welcomed many cultures from distant lands that have melded together to form its historic districts. Lisbon is also a modern capital that looks to the future . The recently opened spectacular museum of art and technology (MAAT) is clear  evidence of this progression.  

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The Archipelago of the Azores is composed of nine volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The scenery is breathtaking and the destination has been recognized by UNESCO which has included the historical center of the city of Angra do Heroismo among its assets, as well as the landscape of the vineyards of the island of Pico. The islands of Graciosa islands, Corvo and Flores, appear both among the “Biosphere Reserves.”

Pompeii excavations are now accessible to everyone: a 2 miles path opens on December 2nd and is free of architectural barriers.

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The  project “Pompei per  tutti” has made a route that allows those with walking difficulties to visit the archaeological site and Roman houses .

Now everyone can stroll through easily and without architectural barriers.  The archaeological site of Pompeii from the entrance of Porta Marina Amphitheatre, to strolling along Via Abundance, along with access to the most interesting domus and most significant buildings of the site, reaching a total of twenty monuments.  A 3 kilometers path are now accessible to people in wheelchairs, mothers with children, elderly, people disabilities, also for the blind and visually impaired.  Thanks to a new trail made on the sidewalks and in open areas.  A series of removable ramps will allow access to the complex of Julia Felix, the House of Venus Marina, of Octavius Quartio, the ‘Ephebe House”, the Criptoporticus,  the Sacerdos Amandus,  the House of the Faun, the house of Castor, and to the gardens . The route also leads to the Forum, with the ability to overlook a large part of the portico of the Basilica to the Temple of Venus.
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