Our History

The Island of Gozo is a small island located in the Mediterranean Sea, northwest of the island of Malta. The island has a rich history that spans over 7,000 years, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the Neolithic period.

Throughout its history, Gozo has been influenced by various civilizations, including the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, and the Knights of St. John. The island was an important trading center in the Mediterranean during the Phoenician and Roman eras, and it was also a strategic military location for several centuries.

In the 16th century, Gozo fell under the control of the Knights of St. John, who built several important structures on the island, including the Citadel and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta' Pinu. Gozo remained under the control of the Knights until 1798, when the island was occupied by the French.

The French occupation was short-lived, and Gozo was soon handed over to the British, who ruled the island until Malta gained independence in 1964. Today, Gozo is a popular tourist destination, known for its beautiful beaches, historic sites, and traditional Maltese culture.

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