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Palazzo Parisio & Gardens
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Malta's Scenic Tour Visiting Palazzo Parisio, Clapham Junction, Dingli Cliffs...
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Naxxar
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Owner description: Palazzo Parisio is an 18th century palace, a treasure trove of delightful artefacts and a beloved family home Located in the heart of picturesque Naxxar, this stately home is a place of wonder that begs to be explored. On your visit you will discover the intricate nuances of Malta’s historic nobility and their enchanting way of life. Touring this stately home offers great insight and sparks the imagination – whether you find yourself seeking inspiration from the grand Ballroom, the detailed Family Chapel or the fabulous walled Gardens and Orangery, you’ll find it. Open to the public all year round, Palazzo Parisio is renowned for its cuisine. The palace’s Luna Collection features two of Malta’s top restaurants and a delightful lounge bar. Caffé Luna, the Luna Lounge and Luna di Sera, each offer delicious cuisine, top service and a chic atmosphere. Palazzo Parisio also prides itself in having a professional Banqueting & Events operation and with its own in house catering facility has hosted an array of fantastic events ranging from the most stylish of Weddings to glittering Gala dinners, Fashion shows and Corporate events. Both the attention to detail and personalised service are key aspects when it comes to organising any type of event at this wonderful stately home.
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Lovley Gardens to wander round after visiting the Palazzo Building. For 10 euros you get admission, Audio Guide and a 2 Euro Voucher to spend in the Garden Cafe for a relaxing Drink or Snack. Very good service and ambience.

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

This was a fascination Palace, to be found right opposite the bus stop at Naxxar. It has been restored to a very high degree of magnificence. The ceilings are beautifully decorated and rooms themselves are superb. We had an audio guide which explained what we were looking at. The gardens were particularly attractive. Our 8 Euro entrance fee came with a 2 Euro voucher for the coffee bar/ restaurant, so we were able to visit that as well.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

This beautiful palace was built in 1733 by the Portuguese Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena.
In 1898 it was acquired by a noble man, Giuseppe Scicluna, who transformed it into the most refined and extravagant residence on the Island of Malta. The decoration, made by the best Maltese and Italian artisans, included artworks, exquisite furniture and modern comforts for that time, such as electricity and telephone (it's said to have been the first one in Malta). This noble man enjoyed his renewed palace only for one year, then he died, but it remains even today as his family's property.
This lovely palace as well as its beautiful baroque gardens are open to visit.
It is possible to visit only the garden, and there are reduced fees for seniors and children.
The palace has a restaurant, the Luna Caffe, open to the public, for breakfast, lunch, tea and coffee.
A curiosity about this palace: it's been used as a scenario for the film The Count of Monte Cristo and also for the BBC productions "Daniel Deronda" (2002) and "Byron" (2003).

2  Thank Celestefaisk
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Sumptuous, grand house and gardens giving an insight into the lives of wealthy families of the period in Malta. Entrance is 12Euros but includes a 2Euros voucher to be spent in the cafe or gift shop. Unfortunately when we sat down the the cafe within of the very attractive house gardens and attempted to order, we were repeatedly blanked by the waiting staff who seemed to be focused on serving what appeared to be a few groups of locals. We eventually left without being served.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We visited shortly after the 9am opening time, so we had the Palazzo practically to ourselves! The Palazzzo is really magnificent, as a conserved stately home. It was interesting to hear on the accompanying audioguide a welcoming message from one of the family that owns and runs it.

Ascending the stately staircase with lovely decorative ceiling features took us to the highlights of the tour, the impressive variety of the rooms open for viewing. The banquet room contains a fine table laden with crystal ware. The bedroom has a relatively compact double poster bed. Adjacent is the Baroque-like private chapel. For intellectual pursuits the nearby well stocked library undoubtedly provides ample material. The highly ornate ballroom is the crowning glory, with sumptuous chandeliers and resplendent walls and ceilings.

The lovely vaulted cellars are relatively neutral in decoration, very much in contrast to above stairs.

The extensive gardens are tranquil. Numerous decorative features are here including the large circular water pond. Given the time of year the flora wasn’t in profuse bloom but this didn’t detract from the gardens’ loveliness.

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