Masovia, the biggest Polish province, has around five million residents. Its capital city, Warsaw, has been the capital of Poland since 1918. Historically, the province was the home of Polish royalty. It was also the birthplace of the composer Fryderyk Chopin, some of whose piano pieces were inspired by the beauty of his local village, Żelazowa Wola.
Wide open plains and willow tree-lined roads lead to lovely villages that have retained their Old World Polish charm, despite modernization.