The Southern region of Brazil was predominantly colonised by Europeans in the 19th century with the main bulk of colonisers coming from Portugal, Germany and Italy. Because of this it has become a region known for its variety of food and wine.
The regions of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul have become key wine producing areas of Brazil with the Vale dos Vinhedos coming out on top. Porto Alegre is also known for having the best churrasco, which is the Portuguese name for grilled meat, a must-experience when here.
In Curitiba, travellers will find the Serra Verde train which has been described as one of the greatest train rides in the world. Launched in 1880, the train journey takes you on a four hour journey