Hi incurable Travelers
in this end of February we flew, with Tap Portugal (www.flytap.com), in Portugal, and more specifically in Lisbon. We started with a lot of expectations, in many had impressed us with tales of how beautiful it was Lisbon and I must say that we are certainly not disappointed. We arrived on Saturday and we came home on Wednesday, it is a very short time to be able to say to really know Lisbon, but it has allowed us to breathe the bracing air!
Landed in Lisbon, we went to the information desk of the Turismo de Lisboa, where we took the Lisboacard, a card of maximum validity of 72 hours for the 39 euro figure guarantees you free and unlimited access to public transport (including the famous 28 tram and elevators), free admission to more than twenty museums and attractions, as well as benefits and discounts for activities and shopping.
The Lisboa Card is available for 24 or 48 hours respectively EUR 18.50 and 31.50
We found it very useful and very convenient, especially since we widely exploited using public transport, which in Lisbon have a widespread distribution and allow you to move easily in a city that conformation is a little tiring, with his up and down the seven hills on which it stands.
With the subway, we arrived comfortably at the Grand Hotel Altis Rua Castilho (www.altishotels.com/lisbona), and after having checked in and deposited our luggage, we immediately felt the lure of the city and we went out to explore the surroundings and to meet another couple of blogger Claudia and Francesco de ‘La bussola ed il diario’ www.bussoladiario.com like us in those days were in Lisbon.
You should know that the walk was originally surrounded by walls and gates so they could walk there only members of high society, was built by the Marquis of Pombal after the earthquake of 1755 and quickly became the place of parades, parties and events.
Still exudes a certain elegance thanks to fountains and floors decorated with abstract drawings and above is lined with boutiques with the most important names in international fashion and many luxury hotels.
We are arrived in one of the town’s nightlife spots, Praca dos restauratores, which is named after the restoration of independence of Portugal against the Spanish rule occurred, after 60 years, 1 December 1640, event commemorated with a tall obelisk 30 meters and entitled Monument to Restorations place in 1886 at the center of the square.
The story of our day in Lisbon, the article continues: Where to dinner in Lisbon.
For more information:
Turismo de Lisboa
Visitors & Convention Bureau
Rua do Arsenal, 15
Tel. +351210312700 – Fax +351210312899
Visit Lisboa: www.visitlisboa.com
Where to stay: During our trip to Lisbon, we stayed at the Grand Hotel Altis, for more information and reservations: www.altishotels.com/lisbona
How to get there:
The easiest and fastest way to reach Portugal is definitely the plane.
We flew with the company TAP Portugal and we remind you that TAP Portugal flights from Rome, Milan, Bologna and Venice to Lisbon from € 114 a / r inclusive rate. All rates include a meal on board, a checked baggage max 23 kg + max 8 kg hand.
Online check-in and mobile check-in from 72 hours up to 90 minutes before departure of the flight, with the boarding pass to print or show from your mobile device. Free app for info on flight and destination chosen and automatic notifications via e-mail and text messages on purchased flights.
For promo and information www.flytap.com
Embassy of Italy in Lisbon
Largo Conde Pombeiro 6
Tel: (00351) 213 515 320
Fax: (00351) 213 154 926
Distances: 2,538 km Rome, Milano 2,150 Km, Venezia 2404 Km.
Documents: For european citizen none, even if it getting better to bring along the identity card.
Lisbon weather: Climate almost always mild, autumn rains that make possible the melancholy and mysterious atmosphere.
Time: – 1 hour of difference with Italy.
Voltage Electricity: The electric current is like in Italy, to 220 volts. The Portuguese has taken two round inputs. Bring along the adapter.
Recommended period: All year.