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FONTANA

Triq ta’ Mulejja, Fontana, FNT 1110, Gozo

Fontana

Fontana, locally known simply as 'Triq tal-Għajn', (the way to the spring), took its name from a bountiful spring at the bottom of the road leading to Xlendi, locally referred to as 'il-Għajn il-Kbira', (the big spring).

Fontana, a suburb of Victoria, lies downhill on the Rabat-Xlendi road. People began to inhabit the area because of this useful fresh water springs. The arched shelters were built in the sixteenth century over each spring for the convenience of the people. Inside one can still find traditional stone water tubs in which local folk could do their daily washing.

On the lower part of Fontana, on the right-hand side of the road to Xlendi, one could not help but notice the evergreen Lunzjata Valley going up to the village of Ta' Kerċem. Local farmers busy around all year long in this fertile part of Gozo.

 

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  • Contact: Fontana Local Council
  • Phone: +356 21558877
  • Phone: +356 21562555

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