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“Disappointing visit”
Review of Villa Bologna

Villa Bologna
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Attard
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 10 May 2018

This is close to the Presidents gardens(free). Although they have had EU funding. The gardens were a disappointment. They seem to be catering for weddings etc. Not good value. Pottery worth a visit if that's what you like.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Villa Bologna is a privately owned 18th country house. It is an entrepreneurial place, which hosts garden visits (and group tours of the gardens by prior arrangement), weddings, corporate events, concerts and other functions, and a pottery and handcrafts’ gift shop. It has an excellent web site. I travelled out on the No. 54 bus from Valletta, alighting after ca. 30 minutes, at the ‘Bologna’ stop in Attard, to visit the gardens. 6€ entry. I received a friendly welcome and a colour map covering 13 areas of the property, and a tablet/IPad to borrow with further interactive information and photo gallery. I enjoyed a relaxing 90 minute gentle stroll of the gardens, sitting from time to time, taking photos, and learning more from the IPad. It was fascinating also to see behind the scenes in the Pottery, which traces its roots back to the 1920s and 1930s, and to look at the ceramic work for sale. Not all parts of the garden are in ‘perfect’ condition. One imagines it is a huge struggle to find the funds, materials and skills needed to maintain and refurbish this property. Let alone to garden in Malta’s hot, dry climate. The result is a kind of authentic, earthy experience for the visitor. Within a few minutes’ walk you can go on to also enjoy The President’s Kitchen Garden (and cafe restaurant there) and the very different San Anton Gardens.

Thank Glenn S
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

The place boosts a lovely open air garden.
Big, well maintained and simply fantastic... makes any occasion a day to remember.
Very romantic.
Accessoble to all as it is sprawn on one level.

Thank emmeve56
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I have been there for a wedding recently and the place is marvellous, well kept, and ideal for special occasions.

1  Thank Edward S
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very beautiful building with lovely gardens ideally suited to weddings. We felt the entry fee was quite expensive considering the level of access and renovation that had been carried out but all in all we enjoyed our visit and the shop sells beautiful artisan pottery, jewellery and accessories.

Thank Ursula L
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