1. The Weather: Portugal is Europe’s West coast, mostly surrounded by sea, light and sunny days. The Europe’s West Coast capital, Lisbon, is a vibrant and versatile city, where modernity and great history get along perfectly, together. Lisbon is a bright city full of light, reflected by the Tagus river and, further on, the Atlantic Ocean: and when the sun touches the sea, it is almost as if the sky was more blue and the light was more white! And this al-so means that, in the same day, you can have historical tour through Lisbon’s most beauti-ful monuments after diving into the Atlantic Ocean or having a drink at one of its sandy beaches.
2. Where a great past meets a bright future: Lisbon is a multicultural city, full of Fashion, Design and amazing Nights out, along with great History, Architecture, Gastronomy and Culture. The streets are full of young people, from all over the world, many of them with alternative, fashionable or unique styles. But even though the main streets are wide, alive and full of visitors, the historical narrow neighborhoods of Alfama and Mouraria are still a symbol of Lisbon’s truthful roots and traditions. It is a place surrounded by little cute houses where everybody knows each other, hangs clothes by their window and cook their dinner by their doors. There is the smell of “White&Blue” soap along the streets and the Fado music starts to be heard after the sun goes down. Who would say that behind the effervescent streets of Rua Augusta and Rossio there would be such a precious and pure tradition to be discovered?
3. The view from the hills: Lisbon, as well as Rome, is known for the city of the seven hills. In fact, if you picture Lisbon it almost feels as the city center has been layered up, ending up on a church, on a castle, on a great basilica… This also means that at the top of each hill you’ll find a superb view! The most famous ones are Miradouro da Graça and Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, but there is one in almost every corner. Let me show you where to find them!