Apimel ( Casal de Ermio)
Situated about 30 km from Coimbra, the middle of Portugal, north/south and east/west
Geographically it is the beginning of the Serra, one of Portugal’s nature reserve parks
And it is also the end of the line, in terms of railroads.
(at this moment the railroad is under restoration).
Within Serpins there are 2 bakeries, 1 restaurant, 4 other cafes, 2 schools, 1 crèche,1 pharmacy, weekly market, fire station, health centre, butchers, supermarket, several shops, a camping and swimming pool, and last but no least a gallery
I probably forget things, but in terms of amenities it is a very well equipped place
AND Serpins HAS THE ONE AND ONLY STATUE IN THE WORLD OF:
Manuel I Emmanuel I; 31 May 1469 – 13 December 1521), the Fortunate (Port. o Afortunado), King of Portugal and the Algarves was the son of Infante Ferdinand, Duke of Viseu (1433–70) by his wife, Infanta Beatrice of Portugal. His name is associated with a period of Portuguese civilization distinguished by significant achievements both in political affairs and the arts. In spite of its small size and population in comparison to the great land powers of Europe, it was able to acquire an overseas empire of vast proportions and with a global dimension, for the first time in history, during Manuel's reign.
It is rural life at its best
Modern life is near if you need it and meanwhile you live in tranquillity, surrounded by nature