The Pleasures of Port
Romantic, medieval Oporto is a city divided by the mighty Douro River and a perfect place to stay during a Portugal wine vacation. It has a huge range of lodging options and a wonderful assortment of restaurants and exciting nightlife, spread throughout the citys narrow streets. Across the river is Vila Nova de Gaia, home to the Port lodges and Port firms. Upon entering these establishments, the smell of the sweet fortified wine hits your senses immediately. The sight of the juice resting in its barrels is amazing, and the taste is heavenly. It is a land of incredible beaches, endless shopping and interesting history. Oporto is a place where old features meet new and a place to fall in love.