MEET THE INHABITANTS OF MGARR BETWEEN FARMS AND VINEYARDS WITH LUNCH ON A FARM

  • Havn

    Valletta

  • Niveau af vanskeligheder

    Moderat

  • Type

    Nature, Culture, Tasting

  • Pris

    Voksne

    EUR65.0

  • Varighed i timer

    4

  • Udflugtskode

    03AT

Description A unique excursion to get to know the locals and, in particular, the inhabitants of the rural town of Mgarr surrounded by farmsteads and vineyards and entirely dedicated to agriculture and wine production. After a dive into Maltese history with a visit to Mdina, the ancient capital of the island, the tour continues with an encounter with a few local farmers and a delicious lunch featuring their exceptional local products.

What we will see
  • Visit to Mdina: stroll among the alleyways of the ancient capital of Malta and spectacular views over the bastioned island
  • Village of Mgarr surrounded by farms and vineyards
  • Visit to two farming families: vegetable crops, cellars and tasting session of local wine
  • Video on agriculture in Malta
  • Lunch with local products and delicacies


What we will do
  • We start our excursion on a coach headed to Mdina, the ancient capital of Malta until 1530 and also known as the “Old City” or “Silent City”. It owes its name to the Arabs who arrived in Malta around the year 870, surrounding the city with high defensive walls separating it from nearby Rabat.
  • Mdina is located on a rocky outcrop, is crossed by narrow cobbled alleyways and is home to countless Norman and Baroque buildings which we observe during a short stroll. The city is still known as the “Notable City” due to the numerous noble families who live there and was the set of many films set in Malta, including the famous TV series “Game of Thrones”. From its bastions, we can admire spectacular views over most of the island.
  • After visiting Mdina, our coach takes us to Mgarr, a typical rural town in the north-west of the island surrounded by farmsteads and vineyards. Most of its inhabitants are farmers or involved in farming activities.
  • We visit two farming families who specialise in the greenhouse cultivation tomatoes and other vegetables such as aubergines, courgettes and so on. We are warmly welcomed on their property where we can observe the daily activities in the fields, the processing and packaging of products, wine-making in the cellars and we can even taste a few local wines.
  • We then move on to a room where we watch a short video illustrating the development of agriculture in Malta and then enjoy a delicious lunch with all the products and delicacies from the farms we visited.

What you need to know
  • The excursion will be conducted in English.
  • The excursion includes walking on both flat and sloping streets; we therefore recommended wearing comfortable shoes and clothing.