MALTESE VILLAGES

The villages we live in today started taking shape hundreds of years ago, but the overall scenario was appreciably different during the Late Middle Ages. The countryside was dotted by a constellation of hamlets, in particular south of the Great Fault. A good number perished, while others fused into bigger settlements. In Gozo, it was a different story. The respective villages came into being following the completion of an effective coastal defence system during the course of the 17th century.

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