Ronda is a gorgeous city in Andalusia, southern Spain. It was originally a Celtic settlement and then a Roman town. Ronda changed hands between the Islamic caliphate and Visigoth kings but was mostly Islamic till about 1485. It did still serve as a refuge for many Muslims during the forced conversions of the Spanish Inquisition. The beautiful city is very popular for the famous Puente Nuevo Bridge and its view, as well as the lovely white-washed buildings in its neighbourhoods. The city was either featured in, or inspired works by, writers and artists such as Hemingway, George Eliot, and Orson Welles. Orson Welles was later to have his ashes buried in the well of a friend’s property in Ronda.