Gem Town House Victoria
There is a charming farmhouse that has been standing for hundreds of years in the middle of the winding streets of Rabat (Victoria's) historic district. It's ideal for those who value convenience above all else and appreciate the charm of the past, as everything from shops to restaurants bars and the theatre is within walking distance.
Multiple alleys provide access to the site. Both the living room and kitchen/dining area are located on the ground floor, and both are quite large. Both rooms share a big central arch, and their intricate design makes for a unique architectural feature. An internal well in the dining room is connected to other wells in the historic district that are also likely fed by springs, so there is always plenty of fresh water available.
The kitchen in this historic house is bright thanks to a wide skylight.
There is a nice secluded courtyard with room for a table and chairs at the top of some stone steps. Two bedrooms, one with an attached bathroom, can be found on this floor. The ceiling of the attached bedroom is made of stone slabs, typical of the earliest farmhouse construction styles.
A family bathroom with a bathtub and the former location of the washing machine may be accessed by a short flight of stairs leading up from the patio.
More stairs take you up to a lovely roof patio adorned with lush vegetation, ideal for relaxing in the sunshine. On this floor, you'll find the third bedroom, complete with its own closet.
The farmhouse is semi-detached and has windows on three sides, so it gets plenty of natural light and breezes. Despite its small size, the property is packed with personality; it could serve admirably as either a year-round residence or a seasonal getaway, and it would also make an excellent investment if put up for rent.
En suite Bathroom
En suite Shower
Near bus route
Feb 3, 2023
1 x Balcony
One Double Bedroom Ensuite
One Bedroom with bunk beds
One Bedroom with single beds
Bath Shower Fitted Furniture Tiled
Fitted Kitchen with Table
Lounge Dining Room
Fitted Kitchen with Table
Wonderful Terraces on a split level in the centre of old Victoria.
Gozo Area Information
Victoria's historic Citadella is a great place to begin your exploration of the island of Gozo, with its beautiful church and panoramic vantage point. Get down to Independence Square and investigate the quaint piazzas and winding alleys that radiate out from it.
The city of Victoria (or Rabat as the people call it) is the best point to start exploring Gozo. Because of its central location on the island, it appears that every route either begins or ends in the city.
Victoria's Christian saints who reside in niches at each street corner add to the city's allure, making it feel safe to get lost in the maze of alleys. Explore the stores at your own pace; you can pick up anything from handmade woolens and lace to blown glass and inexpensive souvenirs, all with a distinctly Maltese twist. A visit to this town will reveal an idle pace of life until you time it during the morning when the flea market is in full swing and the square is bustling with activity. Enjoy some of the local delicacies while relaxing in one of the many cafes and taking in the special Gozo vibe.
The Citadel, the old fortified city, is a magnet for tourists. Enjoy the beautiful scenery from a stroll around the city walls before visiting one of the many museums, some of which are housed in the city's former jails. With its Neolithic roots as the island's epicenter and its Bronze Age fortifications, it's easy to see why this city has earned the nickname "Crown of Gozo" (1500-700BC). Three thousand years later, Gozitans were mandated by law to sleep inside the walled city for defense against invaders, and they gradually began to dwell in and around the city, giving rise to its current appearance.
The old city was settled by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, the Romans and Byzantines, the Arabs and Normans and Swabians and Angevins and Aragonese, as evidenced by archeological finds. Gozitans still use the city's original name, Rabat, given by the Arabs, despite the fact that it was renamed Victoria by the British, who ruled the island after the Knights of the Order of Saint John and Napoleon.