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Cocktails and Canapes with the Borgias in Malferit?

Cocktails and Canapes with the Borgias in Malferit?

The Borgia family was loved and hated throughout history, but one thing is certain, they were difficult to ignore. They produced two Popes: Callixtus III, 1455–1458 and Alexander VI, 1492–1503,…

Isabel of Villena

Isabel of Villena

Not many people like being called a bastard, and not many people have schools, streets and libraries named after them, and yet Isabel de Villena is, was and has all…

Future Fibres Masters the Waves

Future Fibres Masters the Waves

Following almost 18 months in design, development and construction, Future Fibres has shipped its latest carbon fibre mast to Perini Navi’s La Spezia yard in Italy. Destined for the 60…

Iñaki Berenguer: Making it Anywhere (and in New York)

Iñaki Berenguer: Making it Anywhere (and in New York)

I’m not paranoid but I’m sure somebody’s out to get me! I’ve tried everything; not answering, answering and leaving the handset next to the TV or other source of loud…

Did Somebody Whisper “Cholera”?

Did Somebody Whisper “Cholera”?

There are lots of interesting things to learn in Valencia or in any city if you walk around looking above street level. One thing you learn is how to apologise…

Valencia: Where the Streets Have a Name: Calle de Martí

Valencia: Where the Streets Have a Name: Calle de Martí

Really, they should have named a fountain after Francisco José Buenaventura de Paula Martí y Mora; he is after all accredited as being the authentic inventor of the fountain pen.…

Take a Seat: or 3,000!

Take a Seat: or 3,000!

What have the Ministry of Public Works of Dubai, the Roscosmos Space Agency in Russia, the King Khaled Hospital in Riyadh, the Philharmonic Concert Hall in Omsk, PJKK Federal Building…

Where the Streets Have a Name: Ramón y Cajál

Where the Streets Have a Name: Ramón y Cajál

Most Spanish cities have a street with this name, although not many have chosen as unexciting an avenue as Valencia. In fact most people would imagine it to be a…

Valencians Return to Defend Tunisia

Valencians Return to Defend Tunisia

Don Juan de Zamoguerra was a Valencian soldier who in 1574 was in charge of the defence of the Santiago fort of Chikly, situated in the middle of a lagoon,…

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