This site aims to provide information about the village of Santa Lucija, Gozo. You may find information about the history, surroundings and activities about this smallest village in Gozo, the second largest island of the Maltese Archipelago.

For information and events about the Fundazzjoni Folkloristika Ta' Klula please click here


COMING UP: 25th June 2009: The traditional annual IKLA tan-NANNA - traditional food, drink and re-enactment. Contact us on info@santalucija.com for more info.

The event starts at 8.00 pm. Free flowing wine will be served.

This is a traditional 5-course meal using local ingredients. Folkloristic dancing and music including Ghana Maltija (Traditional Song) entertain the people attending.

Every year a different re-enactment of a scene from the past is performed.

Free transport is provided to and from the Mgarr ferries.


13 November 2008: Earlier this year the Fundazzjoni Folkloristika ta' Klula commissioned the well-known historian Rev. Dr Joseph Bezzina to write the history of Santa Lucija, in a concise form. This work is now finally finished, and the history of the village, spanning a few thousand years is available in an 88-page booklet.

The booklet was launched during an event organised at Pjazza Santa Lucija on 31st October 2008. Click here to view photos.



17-19 September 2008: Members of the Fundazzjoni Folkloristika Ta' Klula attended the European Tourism Forum in Bordeaux, France, during which they were awarded the European Destination of Excellence award by Gunther Verhaugen, Vice President of the European Commission.

Click here to view photos.


10 July 2008: The Fundazzjoni Folkloristika Ta' Klula was awarded the European Destination of Excellence award by Parliamentary Secretary Dr Mario Demarco in a specific occassion in this regard. The Times provided coverage of such occassion, a proof of the work being undertaken by the Foundation towards promoting Santa Lucija's historical and cultural heritage.

Picture shows Parliamentary Secretary Mario Demarco with (L-R): Alfred Stellini, Carmen Bellamy, Joseph Mizzi and Celestina Agius

23 MAY 2008: Santa Lucija has just been chosen as the best locality to effectively promote its intangible heritage amongst tourists by the European Commission's European Destinations of Excellence pilot project.

The award - the European Destinations of Excellence Trophy - will be presented during the European Tourism Forum in France.

Well done to the Fundazzjoni Folkloristika ta' Klula for piloting this award, with the assistance of the Kercem Local Council.

Click here for the European Commission's EUROPEAN DESTINATIONS OF EXCELLENCE website.

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