Valencia Alto Turia
Much of this attractive valley has been flooded to make reservoirs, popular with Valencian weekend picnickers. It is also an important vine-growing area. Follow the Michelin route or ask at a tourist office for information about other routes or bus tours.
Any time is a good time to visit one of the nearby towns and villages. Only a few kilometres from the city, the Puig Monastery takes one back to the medieval era, when Valencia was conquered by King Jaume I. A little further north, the Castle of Sagunto towers above the Roman ruins lying all around Sagunto. The Roman Theatre and the Jewish Quarter are especially interesting.
If you have more time at your disposal, the towns of Cullera,
Xàtiva, Requena, Lliria or Gandía are all worth
a visit. The excellent cuisine, the extensive cultural patrimony
and a walk through the Valencian countryside will all make for
a memorable day.