Streets Of Nueva Tabarca
As you know, the settlement on the island was founded by Italians from the island of Tabarca, a Genoese colony off the coast of Tunisia. In 1786, the island was captured by the Ottomans, fleeing from the invasion of basurman settlers left the island, and one of their ships was wrecked off the coast of Alicante. The Spanish crown sheltered the refugees and granted them a deserted island near Santa Pola. The Spanish generosity was quite pragmatic - the island was often used as a base for raids on coastal settlements by Moorish pirates. Permanent settlement on the island solved this problem. Having found a new home, the Italians called it "New Tabarka".