Barcelona may hog the holiday limelight in Catalunya – doesn’t everyone want a slice of the sun and fun? But the region has plenty more to offer. Take Girona, 100km or so further north: it’s a wonderful medieval city of shady cobbled ways opening onto echoey plazas where a chilled cerveza is easily the best thirst-slaker. You’ll want to take in the crumbly Roman remains and the historic Old Quarter. But don’t forget: Girona is a rambling region as well as a city, and your limbs will love you if you pamper them properly. So check in at one of the best spa hotels in and around the city of Girona – and, relax.