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Zebbug is a town in northern Gozo, situated on a plateau between Ta' Abram and Iz-Zebbug, the island's two highest hills. The name "Zebbug" is derived from the Maltese word for "Olive Tree," "Zebbu," which presumably refers to the numerous wild olive trees that once flourished there.
Evidence of a Bronze Age settlement on the flat-topped hill of Ta' Kuljat suggests that Zebbug has been inhabited from the late Bronze Age (1500-700 BC). There are other Punic graves in the area stretching from there to Qbajjar, an inlet near Marsalforn (700-218 BC). Around 1282, the seeds of the modern-day community were planted, and by 1688 the area had been officially designated as its own Parish, with a church built in honor of Santa Marija, the Assumption. It is believed that Saint Paul left the Maltese islands for Sicily and Rome from the village of Marsalforn, hence on February 10th, the locals commemorate the feast of Saint Paul Shipwrecked in a modest church in the tourist town.
The village's rich traditional culture is a reflection of the community's lengthy history. This is seen in the Zebbugin's dedication to their parish, the meticulous upkeep of the street niches that house holy figures to watch over the village streets, the centrality of clubs like the Bocci Club, Shooting Range, and Band Club to village life, and the high quality of their traditional crafts like lace, basket weaving, and woolen blankets. Agrarian work, wool processing, and weaving were once the mainstays of Zebbug's economy.
Marsalforn, a prominent fishing village and tourist resort located in the North West of Gozo, is an integral component of Zebbug and offers a magnificent glimpse into old Gozo villages. The name may be a combination of two elements: (a) the sort of ships that would seek refuge there (Lifurna) or (b) the sea caves that are abundant in the area ('l Forna). As Mgarr Harbour grew in significance, Marsalforn faded into obscurity and for generations served only as a sleepy fishing hamlet. The previously tranquil and lovely sanctuary of Marsalforn has been transformed by the proliferation of tourist apartments and restaurants, yet it still stands as one of Gozo's top attractions.
The gorgeous blue waters of Marsalforn draw Gozitans and tourists alike. The area is particularly known for its excellent diving opportunities. There are many gorgeous bays and bathing sites throughout the entire coast near Marsalforn. From Xwejni to Wied il-Ghasri, along the coastline, you can see the countless salt pans that have been carved into the soft limestone and filled with sea water in the spring, in order to harvest the salt that is left behind after the water evaporates in the summer.
Located on the promontory between Qbajjar and Xwejni, the 'Fortina tal-Qolla l-Bajda (also known as Qbajjar Tower) was constructed in 1716 as part of a system of fortifications designed to protect Marsalforn harbor and the remainder of the island from attackers. The stunning Christ the Saviour monument that stands guard over the island from Merzuq Slope is perhaps the most well-known feature in the region.