Ciao Elisa. Glad to read you.
Yes the Catatrava's work is very interesting. I've been in Valencia a couple of times and I think the better season to go there is in March for the "Falles". Do you know it? if not try this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallas
. uuups!! Don't you like horchata?
. Oh my God!!. Horchata is one of the best refreshing drinks that I know. I'm a fan of the horchata. Here in Barcelona we put into it a little of cinnamon, mmmmm it's very goooood!!!
... well, maybe beer is better
Sincerely: I prefer the mountain than the beach. We have a cottage in the countryside near to a village named Calafell (Tarragona) that it's sited between the beach and the mountain. You can be sure that almost we don't go to the beach. The beach is ten minutes by car from our house. Too crowded. We prefer the calm.
My favourite outdoors activity (till I got married) was climb mountains. Here, in Catalonia, we've the Pyrenees and a big and traditionally mountaineering culture.
North of Italy it's a good zone to practising outdoors sports too. The Dolomites are a dream for whom likes trekking in a network of trails with a very awesome landscapes.
Enjoy those landscapes is a gift for our soul.
You're lucky. You're still in vacations. I had my vacations in July. August is for me a working month.
Then I want wish you a very good vacations in your village among the mountains.
And I'd like maintain the contact with you.
Thank you for your time. You're very kind.
Best regards from Catalonia.