L’Empordà is paradise on Earth. However, if in any time you feel the need to take a break from paradise (which is a very rare feeling), and want to spend just a few days not far away, in another parallel paradise, I’ll recommend you take a short car ride. I mean, roughly 6 hours drive if your departure point is Girona city. Destination: Italy.
Yes; in 6 hours, more or less, you are enjoying your pizza at the Italian Riviera. The problem is that you will need a lot of will power in order to drive non-stop from Spain to Italy, as you’ll have to cross an awesome part of Southern France. You know, Roussillon, Provence, Côte d’Azur … Definitively, you will need a lot of will power in order to keep your direct route through the high way net rather than take secondary roads.
I know Ulysses heard the sirens singing and survived. But I am not sure if you could hear the beautiful songs of Nîmes, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Cannes, Monte-Carlo … and not endanger your schedule. I am afraid you will stop here and there and your fast trip will become and unforgettable and very slow experience.
The Latin Arch is magic. Be advised, modern Ulysses.
- Overview II: Girona and beyond (covetotop.wordpress.com)