Friday, May 11, 2012

M'dina the city on a hill

M'dina is a stunning place, known as The City on a hill, it's a small gem of a walled city.  Walking through it's streets you can easily picture yourself back in bible days. St Paul was a famous visitor of M'dina a few thousand years ago, although he wasn't so much a guest as a prisoner of the Romans -  when the ship that was transporting him was shipwrecked off the coast. The large cathedral is named St Paul in honor of his memorable time there! I hear it's quite prestigious to own a house with in it's walls, and I can imagine why. It's a quiet and well kept place,  sadly kind of unusual for Malta.

One of our favorite things to do in Malta, especially on a Sunday, (since the place practically shuts down) was to go to M'dina. We found out about this little gem thanks to our lovely estate agent Betta. Fontanella Tea Garden, Is a Maltese institution for Sunday cake and coffee! We became regulars during our stay there. We even brought all of our guests here, in this post I mostly concentrated on the visit of Jon's parents. They graced us with their presence for a few days last November. It was a short but sweet stay and was really lovely to host them!

On a side note - Beaulieu the house with the blue shutters was my absolute favorite house there. I took so many pictures of it, practically every time I walked past it. I can only dream about what it looks like inside.

1 comment:

  1. fabulous pictures! I love them all!