Atmospheric Trujillo is just the right size to walk around in half a day, a steep jumble of medieval houses and streets lined with artisan shops, centred on a big square where Conquistador Pizarro poses in statue form. Such is the setting for the charming Artist’s Studio, a model of modernity in a richly historic town. Enter one large open-plan space 70 metres square with a glass and steel staircase to the (no-doors) bedroom above; all is white, light and inviting. Along one wall are canvasses from art courses, at the far end are French windows opening to a quaint patio, from a corner of which you can glimpse the celebrated panorama. Beautiful to sit out here for an evening meal (though not with tinies: the patio is not enclosed). The bedroom is dreamy, the shower room tiny, the kitchen is delightful, there’s a sofabed for kids and a welcome pack for your first meal. The town’s restaurants – above averagely good – await your discovery. Visit Merida (Roman), Cáceres (medieval) and Guadalupe (monastery and shrine) – all special, all an easy drive. A memorable spot for romantic couples.