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The Amazing Maltese Island of Gozo

The beautiful island of Gozo is just a 25 minute ferry ride from mainland Malta. Although part of Malta, Gozo includes a much more relaxed lifestyle than its bigger neighbour and the Gozitans, who will be very pleased with their traditions and culture, love only welcoming guests on their island. The slow pace of life in Gozo will suit holidaymakers wanting to get far from it all and escape the busyness each day living.

One of many features you will notice on the ferry crossing will be the number of churches for the island using the striking dome of Xewkija's Rotunda Church dominant. Gozitans claim oahu is the third largest unsupported dome on earth. Through the summertime each village holds a "Festa" in honour of the company's patron saint with processions, band marches and beautiful firework displays.

This tropical isle of Gozo is merely 14km long and 7km wide and English, as Malta's official second language, is widely spoken. With its many fertile valleys, farming and the local fishing industry remain as important today while they are already for years and years. The med is readily accessible inside a 10 minute drive from almost everywhere for the island with beaches varying through the golden sands of Ramla for the pebble beach of Dahlet Qorrot; there is certainly plenty to match any age.

Malta and Gozo are near the crossroads from the Mediterranean this will let you vivid history dating off their pre-historic megalithic temples - the oldest free-standing buildings on earth would be the Temples of Ggantija in Gozo dating back 3500 BC (1000 years ahead of the pyramids and now a World Heritage Site) - through settlement with the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Knights of St John and also the British, all of whom have died traces of the periods of occupation of the islands.

The capital town of Gozo is Victoria, still known locally as Rabat, previously being renamed in honour of Queen Victoria for her Golden Jubilee in 1887. Dominating the skyline of Victoria may be the ancient Citadel. This Fortress is known a strong point since Bronze Age with continuing development right down to some time of the Knights. Wandering from the narrow streets of the old town within the Citadel will give you back over the centuries and there are plenty of bars and cafes in and around the main square using its daily market.

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Publié à 14:18, le 18/09/2018,
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