Fontana Gozo Close to Rabat but oh so different!
Close to Rabat but oh so different!
Fontana Gozo is a tiny suburb of Victoria, the capital city of the island. The population of this small village is around 850.
It is believed that people started living in the area because of its fresh water springs.
The church in Fontana is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and it was built in 1905 after Gozitan fishermen started raising funds from their catch to build the church.
An attraction that you’ll find close to Fontana is the Lunzjata valley. This valley was planted by the Knights of St. John. They used it mainly for recreational purposes.
The valley has an abundance of fresh water springs and was named “Lunzjata” after the medieval chapel of Our Lady of the Annunciation which is close by.
The village is also close to Xlendi, a lovely quaint fishing village which is today a popular seaside resort.
Close to Fontana ... the charming resort of Xlendi
In Gozo, the village is often referred to simply as “Triq tal-Ghajn” which means spring street … the word fontana in Italian means spring.
The popular festa of the village is celebrated in mid June.
In the old days, many Gozitan women used to do their daily washing in Fontana.
This is because the village was renowned for its many fresh water springs. Stone arches were in fact built as shelters for the water and for ease of use. Nowadays, you can still see these traditional wash houses and their stone water tubs.
What’s close by?
- Victoria - the capital city of Gozo