Castle in the Country Side

The legend of the Castello

Every little girl dreams of that fairytale wedding, and what better way to turn fantasy into reality than celebrating your wedding in Malta at this romantic 17th century castle set in lush gardens and surrounded by tranquil country scenes on the outskirts of a picturesque traditional Maltese village.

The castello was built by the wealthy Baron Bernardo Zamitt, built in Norman style in 1675. It was used to guard against sudden raids by Corsairs, as indicated by the four unusual guard turrets adorning its façade.

According to local legend, Lucia, the only daughter of the Baron, disappeared from her bedroom on the morning of her wedding to a wealthy Sicilian count, some 300 years ago. Believing that Lucia had been abducted by Corsairs the

Baron mounted an armed search of Gnejna Bay, which proved futile. One year later, the bells of a local church started tolling unexpectedly, and a vision of the missing Lucia, clad in a nun’s habit appeared before the altar. She told the villagers that she had run away from home to avoid marrying the elderly Count and, having taken nun’s vows, had spent the past year tending to the wounded in a foreign land until she was killed by a stray arrow.

Today, the Castello has a much more festive and joyous role and provides a perfect setting for that unique wedding abroad. Mouth watering food, fine wines with a good measure of high-class service your wedding in Malta can have just the same dose of magic as that of your childhood dreams.