Trujillo Villas featured in the Sydney Morning Herald
Trujillo Villas has been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald, in their article titled ‘ Spain: Cradle of conquistadors’. In it, the author describes the perfect blend of relaxation and culture in a stay at Trujillo Villas España.
With its rich history, breathtaking landscape, and fine food, Extremadura is a region of Spain previously little known to Australian vacationers. Trujillo itself offers an array of delights, from its cobbled streets, churches and converted mansions, to its festivals.
The nearby town of Cáceres is a walled town, surrounded by a vibrant, contemporary student population. Further on to Guadalupe lies the great Monasterio de Nuestra Señora, attracting money and pilgrims since, in 1340, a shepherd discovered an image of the Virgin carved by St Luke.
If wildlife watching takes your fancy, the Parque Nacional de Monfrague plays host to a variety of bird species including eagles, and an array of other fauna and flora.
The author was in Trujillo for the first day of the National Cheese Festival, and marveled at the hundreds of stands selling cheese, including the indulgent Torta del Casar, a cheese that requires the milk of 20 sheep to make a single kilogram wheel.
“By the day’s end, the locals have imbibed more than cheese. The square is clustered with revellers blowing horns, discarded paper plates stuck to their feet.
Chirruping swallows duck and dive above the sunlit fountain and storks hang-glide gracefully to their nests, oblivious to this unadulterated expression of authentic rural Spain.”