I can’t figure out why in English some add an “O” to the front of this city’s name calling it Oporto. I know we make some proper names into easier English words like Venice from Venezia or Germanyfrom Deutschland, but never quite understood why we couldn’t just say Roma…or now, Porto.
Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and one of Europe’s oldest centers as it was an outpost of the Roman Empire in the 4th century. It is also world-famous for it’s namesake wine.
I spent a few days here strolling around the riverfront, plazas, and back alleys. It’s a charming easy town…except for the hills.