|Apart from the obvious jewel in the
crown, the provincial capital, the province of Segovia is bestrewn with
charming, romantic, sleepy villages and towns, many with their own
particular idiosyncratic castles. Pedraza with its crumbling, yet
still inhabited ruin stands at the head of a valley, behind which lies the
old town complete with colonnaded squares and the inevitable asador
restaurants. It is just one of the seven "important" castles of the
tourist route; Coca is a masterpiece of Moorish brickwork,
Sepulveda, Turegano...just go and see.
Italy, so stuffed full of cultural gems that some of them are not too well
maintained...all adds to the atmosphere!
My only criticism, and a very minor one at that,
is that the ubiquitous roast meat leaves little room for other cuisines
and even I get a trifle bored with succulent piglet and lamb after a few