Valencia, the name itself brings up images of Sun, Oranges, and Sand. Valencia enjoys 320 days a year of glorious sunshine. It is a Perfect place to live and be outside enjoying the River Gardens, sitting at a cafe or exploring the mountains and fields that surround the city. From its Roman founding over 2000 years ago it has been fiercely contested over as a most desirable place to live. The Romans, Visigoths, Moors and Christian Kingdoms all fought over the sunny fertile plain that makes up and surrounds Valencia. Valencia is a proud city. The original Latin name of the city was Valentia, meaning "strength”. Valencia is the 3rd largest city in Spain and has all the cultural, educational and gastronomic benefits of a large city but still is a city of Barrios.