t Vall d’Aran nestled on the hillside, surrounded by snowcapped mountains
It was at Empúries, on Catalonia’s Costa Brava (“wild coast”), that the Romans first set foot on the land that they would name Hispania. After the fall of the Roman empire and a period of Visigothic then Moorish rule, it was conquered by the Franks in the early 9th century. It later enjoyed independence as the County of Barcelona before being incorporated into the Crown of Aragón as the autonomous Principality of Catalonia. ...