Sunday: Arrival after 4 PM, settle into your accommodations and enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel restaurant in Carmona.
Guests arrive in the afternoon, either using the complimentary pickup from the Santa Justa train station at 4.30PM or by means of their own transport. Carmona, one of the famous white villages of Andalusia, is the oldest continually inhabited village in Europe and as you stroll through the narrow streets of the old town, you will feel and breath the spirits of ancient cultures (Iberians, Visigoths, Phonecians, Romans and Moors) in the innumerable examples of their architectural influence in the churches, towers, palaces and mansions as well as in the inherited customs. After you are settled into your accommodations, you may appreciate a dip in the pool or perhaps discover the pleasures of the Spanish afternoon “siesta” after a tiring journey.
In the evening, you will be joined at your hotel by one of the hosts, for a welcome dinner, where you will meet the rest of the members of the week’s group and where you may clarify any last minute questions about the weekly program. This will be your first opportunity to savor the delights of the local cuisine which still makes full use of ingredients which compose the famous healthy Mediterranean diet, olive oil, garlic, onions and vegetables. After some friendly conversation, you are free to spend the rest of the evening at your leisure, and to relax before the beginning of what we hope will be an unforgettable week.