Discovering the Two of Three Villages: Lija and Attard

by Anastasiia Linnas on June 7, 2015, no comments

Couple of weeks ago we were passing through a picturesque area on our way from Mosta to airport. Somehow during our 8 month on the island we never have come across this old and it seems also wealthy part of Malta. We decided to come back and explore, what happen to be two villages of Lija and Attard.

Lija, Attard, Balzan

Lija, Attard, Balzan


We started our walk from baroque Lija Parish Church , where a preparation for bridal spectacular took place, and headed towards San Anton Gardens, which IMHO is the most beautiful garden on the island – swan lake, tortoise pond, peacocks walking around the place, exotic trees, flowers and other plants, sweet scent of flourishing trees and variety of colours.

We made a dining-stop in the Presidents Kitchen Garden – it is a good place to visit with your kids, one can find not only playground, but also small pet-farm, swan/duck pond and fruit/vegetable garden here.

We explored tight streets of Lija with its picturesque and secluded villas and amused ourselves imagining that we travelled through time and ended up somewhere in the middle of 18th century. Our last stop was Villa Bologna, where (as usual) a big wedding took place. Although gardens were partially closed due to the event, we enjoyed a small walk around, nice music and beautiful сrafts of the Ceramics Shop.