We went one day to visit a Cava (sparkling wine) vineyard and for an afternoon at Sitges (a city by the sea), through the program. The landscape near Codorniu was filled with rows of grape vines and a set of beautiful Mediterranean buildings.
This retired grape press is part of the press room-turned museum on the property of the Codorniu.
The family owned company has a very recent history for becoming strong with Cava production, and was previously better with regular wines.
Sitges is known as a weekend party city. It is apparently the 'gay capital' of Catalunya. But we were there during a calm Sunday, and found most of the obvious population to be tourists taking advantage of the sea.
We were lucky enough to be in town on the day of a car show. I simply adore antique cars! That fire truck is just precious.
Also, it was good to see the beach and some very detailed sand sculptures.
The following weekend a few friends and I took a guided tour to Girona, Pals, and the coastal town of Palafrugell. The trip was booked through GetYourGuide.com, a helpful site for tours in a certain range of budgets. It isn't particularly cheap, but I found it worth the 80€ for the day.
Girona is a city of diverse culture, as it was a key dominance point in the peninsula during the middle ages and times of European territorial invasions.
The town of Pals is somewhere between Girona and the coast. It is a quaint little place that seems to be mad entirely of stone.
Finally, we made it to Costa Brava and the sweet coastal town of Palafrugell!