Ventalló, a small village in the Empordà, is located about six kilometres away from the beaches of Sant Pere Pescador. In the Costa Brava’s back country, there is barely any village as pretty as Ventalló. The first evidence of this city dates back to 1017; the special atmosphere of very old places has remained. Most of the antique stone houses were built in the 16th and 18th century.
Thoroughly restored, they are now the secondary residence of many city dwellers coming from Barcelona. All the year, the village’s three restaurants and its many little shops are open for visitors. Every Friday, the small alleys begin to bustle with life.
The small butcher’s shop is known as a favourite place for people to gather and chat: here you will get the most delicious sausages, the best gammon, the tastiest meat for the weekend and the newest gossip. It is thus recommended to allow extra time when planning to go to the shop.
Undoubtedly, the attraction among the shopping facilities is Ventalló’s oil mill. With a fine tradition, they produce and sell delicious olive oil there. A festival of olives is celebrated in the village’s alleys each year, at the end of September.