The road is narrowing more and more, clearly built for donkey and cart and nothing else. Our voyage leads on to endless stone built terraces. These were a major contribution of the Moors that mark the Mallorquin landscape in this neck of the woods, it has made the land arable from the coastline high up the sheer mountain slopes.
In medieval times, the moors chose this region to realize their dreams of an earthly paradise and it has continued to attract visionaries, smugglers, painters, poets, philosophers, musicians and other adventurous souls ever since.
Frederic Chopin and George Sand spent their “Honeymoon in the Sight of Heaven” at a monastery in Valldemossa. Robert Graves, a famous English poet, composed most of his poetry as well as “I, Claudius” from his house in Deia. The mystic poet Ramon Lull wrote “between the vineyards and the fields of fennel, love took hold of me and made me love God”.