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Title: Drawings and descriptions : Villa Belvedere in Balluta
Authors: Caruana Dingli, Petra
Keywords: Malta -- History -- British occupation, 1800-1964
Malta -- History -- 19th century
Villa St. Ignatius (St. Julians, Malta)
Villa Bel-Veder (St. Julians, Malta)
Balluta (St. Julians, Malta)
Balluta (St. Julians, Malta) -- History -- 19th century
Issue Date: 2020-06
Publisher: Din l-Art Helwa
Citation: Caruana Dingli, P. (2020). Drawings and descriptions : Villa Belvedere in Balluta. Vigilo, 53, 28-32.
Abstract: In the first decades of the British presence in Malta, Thomas MacGill’s guidebook of 1839 described St Julian’s as a place where ‘several English families have villas’. This article describes the house and grounds of ‘Belvedere’ at St Julian’s, overlooking Balluta bay. Like the scheduled Villa Frere in Pietà and Villa Aspinall in Tarxien, ‘Belvedere’ is a valuable example of Malta’s cultural heritage of the early nineteenth century. Despite its dilapidated state today, its main original structure still survives, reflecting the lifestyle and aspirations of the British mercantile community in Malta in that period.
ISSN: 1026132X
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