Food & Wine of Valencia

Food & Wine of Valencia

A Paradise on Earth for carnivores and seafood lovers, Valencia does not cater so well for vegetarians, although the wealth of fresh fruit and vegetables available in this sun-kissed part of the world mean that hearty vegetable soups and stews are always an option. Wine lovers are bound to be ecstatic during a trip to Valencia, meanwhile – among other choices, the region is a prime producer of the Cava sparkling wine that is increasingly giving Champagne a run for its money.

Pet Friendly Accommodation

Pet Friendly Accommodation

We have always said that we offer pet-friendly accommodation, and on Saturday two girls arrived from Madrid with their beautiful greyhound to stay for the weekend.  The dog had come from a rescue association, and had lived with the girls for about six months, but was still very scared of strangers, especially men!  However, he realised that he was in a safe environment and was in no danger, and soon got to know our own […]

B&B in October

B&B in October

The end of September and the beginning of October is when one of Gandía’s most celebrated fiestas takes place – Fira i Festes – which basically celebrates the way life in Gandía was back in the early 17th century at the time of Frances de Borja, the town’s most famous son.  This year is the 500th anniversary of his birth, so there is a further time of celebration in a month’s time to coincide with […]

Deadly Secrets by Robert Tenison

Deadly Secrets by Robert Tenison

Andy Montalvo arrives in the Southern Spanish coastal resort of Los Cipreses following the unexpected death of his old friend Mike Cameron. As Andy looks into Mike’s death, he finds himself drawn into an investigation involving greed, corruption and money laundering by the beautiful, but engimatic, Cristina Ibañez. Together, Andy and Cristina uncover more details about Mike’s death, as well as the money laundering operation, but the body count rises before they finally establish the […]

Fiesta de San Juan Playa de Gandia

Fiesta de San Juan Playa de Gandia

Fiesta de San Juan on the Beach 23/06/2010 Passeig Marítim Neptú (Platja de Gandia) One more year, Gandia City Council invites you to celebrate the most magical night of the year to the seashore and Batuka pace. Thus, from 2215 h, on the promenade Neptú, two percussion groups encourage those present to participate in the festival and will accompany you to the fire located on the sandy beach. The group will leave from the end […]

Alvarito's Despedida de Soltero

Alvarito's Despedida de Soltero

Early on Friday afternoon the first two cars of the expedition drew up in the car park…..this was the advance party of 2 guys (one being the groom), who were being terribly organised and dropping off the first delivery of drinks (to go in the fridges asap!) as well as the first of the food!  They had driven from their hometown of Cuenca, between Valencia and Madrid, which is famous for its so-called “Hanging Houses”. […]

Belgian Bed and Breakfast

Belgian Bed and Breakfast

Back from Belgium again! This week saw the welcome return of some guests who have spent many holiday and property searching breaks at Villa Florencia……….Murano glass jewellery designer Lut Schops and her partner web designer Herwig Claeys.  They have visited us many times in the past, normally with their daughter.  However, this time Isa was spending time on a school camp, so Herwig and Lut were able to visit us for a more romantic break […]