Here we are, in December, with a mild temperature around 15ºC and Christmas spirit in Cascais.
All over the place, the lights and the shop decoration convey a special atmosphere that invites everyone out for a walk, while deciding on this year’s presents. However, in Cascais, there is more than street shops and shopping areas for buying your special season gifts. A great example is the Hotel Grande Real Villa Italia. Come with us and discover a little bit of its history and about the solidarity sale happening over there this month.
Today, was the day when the five star hotel, with a magnificent view over the Atlantic Ocean, was the home of Humbert II, King of Italy, during his exile in Portugal. This monarch, like many others members of European Royal Houses, nobility and aristocracy, chose Cascais as a residential destination, where he lived since 1946. Surrounded with comfort and pieces of art, his legacy can still be appreciated nowadays while crossing the hotel’s aisles and rooms.
It is also here where, once a year, at Christmas time, they have the charity Christmas sale. Part of the receipts from this sale is given to AJU Social Solidarity Private Institution – Jerónimo Usera Association – that supports the poorest communities of Cascais.
In this atmosphere of Christmas solidarity, you can find original gifts for those you love most, while helping those who need most, making this Christmas even more special.
Besides this, during the holiday season you can also order a Christmas Menu to receive your family and friends. By ordering your meal, you will be spared with even more time to appreciate the essential of Christmas while contributing to a Christmas dinner for a family supported by JUA.
Be a part of this spirit and come and live in Cascais, where the mild climate and the sunny days make this Christmas even warmer.