Within the walls of Villa Bologna you will discover a world far removed from the bustle of Malta’s tourist traffic. Visitors here can enjoy the historic Mediterranean garden, where centuries-old citrus orchards, majestic fountains and luscious lawns provide a perfect setting for one of Malta’s finest baroque villas.
The main villa and front garden were built in 1745 when Malta was firmly in the hands of the Knights of St John. In the 1920s a new façade was added to the back of the villa and the gardens were extended. The Dolphin Fountain, Sunken Pond, vegetable gardens and cactus garden all date from this period, and are here for you to enjoy.
Although grand in scale, Villa Bologna is informal and welcoming. We hope you enjoy exploring these magical gardens and sharing in the atmosphere of a much-loved family home. From the shelters to the pathways, and the fountains to the pottery shop, we are sure you will spend happy hours here.
Photo credits: villabologna.com