Barcelona remains a vibrant and worthwhile tourist destination despite recent terrorist attack and political upheaval.
Barcelona’s standing as the capital of Catalonia is evident upon arrival at the airport, where the Catalan language gets top billing on signs.
British tourists have been flocking to Cannes on the French Riviera much longer than the movie crowd. They attest it is best to arrive after the annual film festival for the sun, sand and sidewalk chatter.
A ride on the vintage train between Palma de Mallorca and Soller provides a unique journey. THe most pleasant surprise is a free museum of Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro a the train station.
Driving the ever-winding Amalfi Coast road on a steady progression of picturesque towns, hundreds of feet above the sea, is a sensory overload of stunning sights. Best to leave the driving to an experienced guide like Mario and enjoy the view.
Interesting people made the scenic places more vivid and memorable on a whirlwind tour of the western Mediterranean. This is the first installment of a series on stops in Italy, France, Mallorca and Spain.