While most visitors to Galicia concentrate their attentions on Santiago and the coast, the interior of the region can be both spectacular and intriguing. The Romans were always more interested in mining gold from inland Galicia than they were in its coastline, and some remarkable vestiges of their ancient occupation still survive, including the terraced vineyards along the stupendous canyon of the Río Sil, and the intact walls of unspoiled Lugo. The obvious route for exploring the region is the one used by the Romans, following the beautiful Río Míño upstream, via towns such as Ribadavia and Ourense, and through the wine regions of Ribeiro and Ribeira Sacra.

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