- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
In the particularly picturesque hamlet of Santa Lucia away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre yet still close to all amenities and transport you'll find the delightful farmhouse of Tan-Nanna. The traditional ambience of the farmhouse has been lovingly retained.
This three bedroom two storey, 18th century farmhouse is extremely comfortable with a comfy sofa and a TV around a wood burning stove on the ground floor, leading to a kitchen with dining table and chairs. Cupboards are full of all the equipment you'll need during your stay. There are full entertainment facilities and library of books and DVDs. The interior achieves a rustic ...Read more
Island of Gozo, Malta
Additional Location Information
The old Hamlet of Santa Luċija is situated nearby the village of Kerċem. Here one can meet the warm hearted locals and the passion for their heritage. In fact, local villagers have ably succeeded in sustaining, developing and promoting the intangible heritage within their locality by organising a number of events.
The hamlet nestles between three hills, each having a natural water spring, making its surroundings one of the most fertile areas of Gozo. Santa Luċija encompasses within its confines probably the oldest inhabited settlement in the Maltese Islands, with the first settlements dating back to around 5000 B.C.
The feeling of tranquillity in the area is almost tangible, and the enchanting surroundings make it perfect for those who choose to explore its beautiful countryside. The local community has also proudly preserved old crafts and cultural heritage such as pottery, remains of a medieval settlement, a 19th century aqueduct and a fountain supplying natural water.
Santa Lucija won the European Destination for Excellence in 2008 for effectively promoting its intangible heritage amongst tourists.
The award – the European Destinations of Excellence Trophy – was presented during the European Tourism Forum 2008, which was held in Bordeaux, France.
The Award for Local Intangible Heritage was presented to this small hamlet primarily for the wonderful Ikla tan-nanna (Grandma's dinner). The quaint hamlet plays host to a number of local activities which are held frequently by the Fondazzjoni Folkloristika Ta' Klula. The following 3 annual events attract a great number of visitors:
Bis-Saħħa Wine Festival in June: a wine festival with local wine, food and traditional dancing and music.
Ikla tan-Nanna (Grandma's Dinner) in July: an annual gastronomic event featuring a homemade traditional meal and local entertainment. The village square is decorated in the style of bygone years.
The Light Festival in December: This is an interesting winter festival that celebrates the Patron Saint of the Hamlet - Santa Luċija - the Saint of Light. Young girls with garlands of lit candles on their head light the bonfire in the square. Brass Bands entertain the visitors who can also sample traditional food and local wine. The famous Santa Luċija Buns are distributed to participants as they leave the church after the Service.
Various initiatives are being organized to preserve the local culinary and craft traditions so that present and future generations are able to enjoy Santa Luċija's traditional assets.
For more info on the hamlet and its events visit http://www.santalucija.com.
More About This Location
Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Nearest ferry port: Mgarr Harbour, 6 miles
Nearest airport: Malta International Airport, 24 miles
Nearest train station: n/a
Car is recommended
Last updated on February 08, 2015
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- Washing Machine
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Housekeeping Optional
- Ceiling Fans
- High chair
- Alarm Clock
- Hair dryer
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- Balcony or terrace
- 6 Dining chairs
- 4 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - ask