• Convent of Sertã Hotel – a hidden jewel in Centro de Portugal

    Convent of Sertã Hotel – a hidden jewel in Centro de Portugal

    The recently reopened (August 2013) Convento da Sertã Hotel is located right in the middle of Portugal, placed between North and South, sea and mountains. Its strategic location makes it

  • Sata Airlines Azores Pro brings surfing elite to the Azores in September

    Sata Airlines Azores Pro brings surfing elite to the Azores in September

    The SATA Airline Azores Pro surf competition will be held at the Praia de Santa Barbara on São Miguel island from September 2 to 7, 2014. The ASP prime event

  • Lunches at the hotel School – a tasteful learning experience in Portugal!

    Lunches at the hotel School – a tasteful learning experience in Portugal!

    The network of “Escolas de Hotelaria e Turismo,” Hotel and Tourism Schools in Portugal, has a wide range of 16 restaurants spread out from North to South of the country.

  • Lourinhã: the capital of Dinosaurs…and brandy!

    Lourinhã: the capital of Dinosaurs…and brandy!

    In the Centro de Portugal region, an hour drive from Lisbon, there is a small town where almost every shop and local business names begin with Dino…if you start seeing these signs

  • Bessa Hotel opens this summer in Lisbon

    Bessa Hotel opens this summer in Lisbon

    The Bessa Hotel will open in Lisbon this summer – located in Avenida da Liberdade. The four-star unit Bessa Hotel Porto chooses this way to expand with a new location

  • Break di primavera a Madeira

    Break di primavera a Madeira

  • Portugal: a nation of castles

    Portugal: a nation of castles

    Castles in Portugal are a common sight. They are part of the landscape in a country with centuries of history. Some are in ruins, others better preserved and host special

  • CULINARY ARTS: Unique Living Experience while learning the secrets of Mediterranean and Atlantic Cuisine

    CULINARY ARTS: Unique Living Experience while learning the secrets of Mediterranean and Atlantic Cuisine

    The Culinary Arts program of the Hotel and Tourism Schools of Turismo de Portugal  provides training with a focus on Mediterranean and Atlantic cuisine, especially fish. It provides students with a solid base of

  • New Pousada of the Serra da Estrela Mountains Opens in Centro de Portugal Region

    New Pousada of the Serra da Estrela Mountains Opens in Centro de Portugal Region

    Former retreat for railway workers is now an exclusive mountaintop Pousada de Portugal designed by Souto Moura Standing on the top of the mountain, almost 4,000 feet high, the former

  • Newsletter – April 2014 | Portuguese Pillories

    Newsletter – April 2014 | Portuguese Pillories

    No kidding! Pillories are artistic and local landmarks – but have a bloody past…. Ouch… Hundreds of towns across Portugal feature a pillory – often ornate and set in a