For sure a tie: São Lourenço do Barrocal, was home for a night after a day of cycling through Alentejo…. The scenery, the team bringing hot tea and warm homemade banana bread to my room as I was getting settled, was such a welcome treat. Followed by a tour of the winery and one of the freshest most delicious dinners… yep. All about the food and vibe. Tied with one of my all-time fave properties on the planet: Palazzo Avino I just cannot get enough, the views, the service, beachclub, the aperitif: cocktails was light, and crisp, presentation to perfection… and dining at their Michelin-restaurant Rossellinis remains one of my most delightful dining experiences of all time.
Meet the families/staff they are personable, delighted to have interested and lovely guests with whom to ignite their passion, and have such wonderful stories to share. The memories you take away will endear the property to you even more than the experience of being there.
Next Dream Trip?
Marbella is high on my list, Puente Romano has so much to offer, and is a great launch spot for day trips.
Cannot travel without...
Aside from my phone/computer chargers; personal cashmere blanket for the plane, no matter how lightly I pack, that must come with me, hand sanitizer ; patience, sense of humor and bigger sense of adventure