From its gilded reputation as a center of culture, fashion, and commerce to its fraught history in the early 20th century, Lisbon has maintained a firm grip on its identity. Still an epicenter of contemporary culture, the city remains a picturesque destination filled with charm and excitement. Book your flight to Lisbon with Alitalia and begin your Portuguese adventure.
Lisbon is known for its nightlife, so don’t miss the many nightclubs and bars – especially in the Bairro Alto. Many restaurants in the city feature live “fado” performances. Fado is a genre of music unique to Portugal, which features guitars and ballad-like lyrics. Indulge in Lisbon’s rich culinary history with grilled sardines, deep-fried green beans, and luscious pastel de nata (Portuguese custard tart).
Lisbon is quite a hilly city. It is advisable to invest in a good pair of walking shoes for daytime sightseeing. While traveling in Lisbon – and even before you leave – research for bargains around the city. Savvy travelers who are willing to walk off the beaten path can experience all Lisbon has to offer for much less than typical visitors. Check Alitalia’s website for the latest offers and flight deals to Lisbon.