In October, the newspaper USA Today launched a vote in its Travel Portal. The idea was to invite its readers to select the best European country. Of the ten countries proposed, one stood out: Portugal. Our country got first place in this ranking, leaving behind Italy, Austria, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Ireland, France, Island and Switzerland. Our cuisine prevailed over the Italian pasta. Our pastry prevailed over the Parisian pastry. Our villages prevailed over the Irish green prairies. Our beaches prevailed over the Venice canals. And our Fado (Portuguese traditional song style) prevailed over Austrian operas.
There is so much beauty in Portugal. Those who live it cannot ignore it. USA Today’s readers could not and you won’t either after saying I do in a vineyard overlooking the Douro River or after having your wedding in a beach in Algarve ou even after an e-session in Lisbon, with the Tagus River serving as a perfect setting.