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What a throwback! Old photos show what the stunning Villa Rosa in St Julian's looked like a 100 years ago
It was designed by Andrea Vassallo.

Emma Galea

In the following photos, published by the National Archives of Malta, one can see what the century old Villa Rosa in St Julian's looked like all those years ago.

Villa Rosa was built as the summer residence of Luigi Apap who lived in Valletta for the rest of the year.

The villa, which was designed by Andrea Vassallo, was named after Luigi Apap’s wife, Rosa Cicolari.

Although the villa still exists today, a lot of things have changed since then…

The villa once overlooked the beautiful St George’s Bay and not many buildings stood between them unlike now, making this the most idyllic summer residence.

Have you ever visited Villa Rosa? 

25th May 2024


Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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