You’ve won over our hearts. You, of all the cities we’ve visited, have vaulted to the top of the list. The place we’ll dream of returning.
You had plenty of competition–Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon.
Maybe it was the sight of your white-washed buildings against a blue sky, your parks of sculpted shrubbery, your ancient winding cobbled streets, your kindly barber, your fortress with views to forever.
Perhaps it was your cuisine–succulent roasted goat, heavenly pizza, and a custard pastry that dreams are made of.
Or maybe it was simply the weather–a crisp, clear day that managed to be both deliciously warm and cool at the same time.
It was all of those … and more.