Don’t Miss Ġenna ta’ Ġonna 2017 | Malta’s Crypts, Mummies and Underground Railroad

Ġenna ta’ Ġonna or “Heaven of Gardens” is Floriana’s annual free to the public festival that celebrates Floriana’s rich history, cultural heritage and hidden secrets.

Floriana is a suburb of Valletta, which is Malta’s capital and was named the European Capital of Culture for 2018.

This year is the 7th edition of the “Ġenna ta’ Ġonna” festival which takes place on Sunday 15th October 2017. All of Floriana’s gardens, museums, historical buildings and other places of interest will be open to the public with regular guided tours.

Last year we had an absolute blast exploring the secret gardens, underground railroad and the mummified bodies of priests under the Cappuccin convent.

Ġenna ta' Ġonna, Floriana MaltaWe started our day with the first guided tour of Floriana’s underground railroad.

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After a very fascinating guided tour of the underground railroad and a rest in a secret garden, we roamed the streets of Floriana exploring the many different attractions. After a lovely lunch at the local town hall, we continued on to what we were itching to see – the crypts under the Cappuccin convent.

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A Franciscan friar propped up in the crypt

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…and the first mummied friar!

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Don’t miss Ġenna ta’ Ġonna 2017 on Sunday 15th October – the only chance you have this year to explore some of Malta’s hidden treasures.

Sasha

Writer and Founder at DO YOU EVEN TOURIST?
Passionate traveller. Sea gypsy. Digital Nomad.
No fixed plans and not intent on arriving.

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