Between the Oriental Pyrenees and the Mediterranean sea is the Baix Empordà area of Girona province. The landscape is exceptionally varied - from the beaches of the Costa Brava to the Gavarres mountain chain, rising up from wide expanses of fields - and is dotted everywhere with medieval villages. Indeed, Ampurdà is referred to as the Spanish Tuscany: famous for its beautiful landscape, its architectural, archeological and cultural heritage, as well as its gastronomy.

As the site of the first Greek settlement on the Iberian Peninsula and the land of artists such as Dalí, writers such as Josep Pla, and cooks such as Ferran Adrià, it is a place of cultural and artistic inspiration for its visitors.