Casa da Picva in Obidos, Portugal
Love this town and thanks for providing another place to stay!
Looks and sounds like a delightful location!
We saw a pousada on a day trip to Évora and now, because of your two blog posts highlighting your stays, we need to try them out too! I love places with history and appreciate the stories they tell and the wonderful people who welcome us visitors. Thank you for sharing!
Carol- looks and sounds like a wonderful trip and exploration of a beautiful place! Very charming! Thank you so much!
A little bit of culture (latin, roman... very old stuff).
PICVA is written V, because the owners wanted to imitate the (old) Latin way of writing (maybe wanting to show some culture, some education... Sadly they failed.)
PICVA in portuguese is "pícua", so it should be written (elsewhere than in the tile) "Casa da Picua" (simple, unpretentious and elegant).
1- In Latin there was the sound for the letter we call U, but it didn't look like U. It looked like V. The Classical Latin alphabet had only 23 letters, not the 26 that we have today. (This is why the W looks like a double V but is pronounced like a double U).
2- "Pícua" (very, very old word) had two meanings in Portuguese, «crossbow (weapon)» and «money sink (something where money is spent continuously, without end)».
Maybe the owners (sadly) just didn't look all this up.
Thank you for such a delightful review of your visit.