• We had a wonderful time in your beautiful house, and would recommend it and you to anyone. Marthese, thank you for your kindness and hospitality.
    We do hope to come back!
    Kate & Jornie Rodgur
  • My Wife would have loved the way the house has been decorated. All the details and attentions paid to make our stay a unique (Historical) experience!
    Thank you again so much for your generous hospitality.
    May this exceptional lodging remain a must for history and heritage buffs!
    Gery (into History.com) Belgium
  • We really enjoyed staying at your beautiful home for the last 3 days. Ian Cremona was specially kind for letting us arrive early.
    Thank you!!
    Jason & Marih
  • We had a wonderful stay in your house and enjoyed our time in Rabat and Malta tremendously. Thanks for fruits and candies and a warm hospitality!
    Gercencing
  • We had a very wonderful stay in Rabat Malta. The house is amazing and the kids found the upper floor. Kyte and Duven enjoyed the guitar and made up songs. Marthese gave us a warm welcome on arrival and gave us a walking tour of Rabat and introduced us to the ‘in’ famous Crystal Palace for passtissi and caffer. Thank you for the bread, milk and strawberries and other fruits and groceries.
    This was our 3rd stop in Malta and was a fantastic finally to a memorable trip. We will recommend your home to anyone we know coming to Malta.
    Brenda Weuer, Kyle Wedella Drueaw & Mark Striyack. Langley BC, Canada.
  • Thank you so much for your very warm welcome so late in the evening and for making us feel at home in your beautiful house. We enjoyed these 4 day incredibly, thank you also for coming to Mqina Cathedral to church and listen to our choir boys. These were very precious moments for us and we will never forget that you shared them with us. We do very much hope to come back and wish you and all your family the best.
    Aura & Elammuel Hana
  • We really had a wonderful time at your beautiful house. Thank you for showing us Rabat and giving us so many useful tips.
    We enjoyed our stay very much.
    Maureen & Michael
  • The communication via mail went smooth from the beginning, and on arrival his mother Marthese showed us the house and took us around the town suggesting us where to shop and eat. Thank you very much for the hospitality!!
    The house was so beautiful and comfortable that we didn’t feel like going out – we didn’t even go to the beach! :)Hope to come back here Very SOON
    Mao
  • I do not know how to thank you for this unforgettable stay in Labini 2 House! The peace is so inspiring; a real puzzle for an archaeologist. The texture of the walls is especially beautiful. Its colour changing according to the light… So many generations of Maltese families were at home! Thus is certainly what gave the dwelling suew an authentic sove. You were a couple of days to make yourself comfortable with it, and then it really gets into your skin. I have only one regret: I definitely should have come accompanied.
    Mr & Mrs Cremina
  • Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful home and warm welcome from Mrs Cremona!
    Emma & Yghat Warwick, England.
  • What a wonderful experience. We had such a splendid time at this amazing house.
    Everything we could ever want is here, including the wonderful Marthese who showed us the gems of the area. Thanks so much for your food and supplies. It was a home away from home.Love and kisses
    Melbourne, Australia Sonoha, Alex, Zayu & Misiha
  • An exciting house – very stylish indeed.
    A beautiful place – not artificial and touristic.
    Thank you for a wonderful holiday!
    Hanfried Feney, Braunschwerg
  • We had a wonderful time in your beautiful house. Thank you for allowing us reach warm hospitality and kicking off our stay in Malta with a great start. We really enjoyed it!
    Thomas, Emily, and Marguerite USA & Germany
  • Splendid!
    Thank you so much. The house is lovely and your hospitality outstanding.
    May & Mark Chicago-US
  • Two night is certainly not long enough in this lovely house, with its wonderful feeling for space. Thank you also for all the fresh food and welcome – very much appreciated.
    Good wishes,
    Jeremy & Gilly, Hnidon
  • Thank you for the very warm welcome. We felt at home immediately and appreciated all of the recommendations for the area. We will miss this lovely house, the Crystal Café and the Mgarr farmers Cooperative.
    Thank you for adding to our memory. Sending Mr. Ian Cremona a big hug for his heartfelt hospitality.
    Molly, Domarice, Rowarg
  • Thank You:
    For the suggestions of places to see.
    Where to experience amazing food.
    And for making our visit to Rabat/Mdina unforgettable in the best sense of the word.
    All Maltese have been welcoming/gracious and truly interested in making our stat an enjoyable one.
    George & Peggy. Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • We enjoyed our stay a lot and re very thankful for all your kindness and helpfulness… Hope to see you again!
    Wish you all the best.
    Jana & Marcus
  • Thank you. We has a wonderful time in this beautiful and unique house: it was the perfect base for a fantastic holiday in Malta.
    We hope to return again one day soon!
    Many Thanks!.
    Ben & Gem Chipping Norton, UK
  • I was already very excited when I discovered the offer of your house by the internet website www.fe-wo-direkt.de in January. I thought that this house must be like being in a fairy tale. The description – very quiet, only birds singing in the morning, bakery, shops, bank and bus stations very near – serviced to be just right for me because I am still a bit handicapped with walking. And so it was!
    For me and my brother it was the most wonderful accommodation we ever had. And from here so many beautiful and important places can be visited, just by walking, or by bus. We loved the nature walks, the archaeological sites, the coast... thank you very much for everything, also for the food supply in the beginning, which was quite unexpected.
    We return to Germany with lots of new experiences.
    Roselies Geblig Niefern-Oschelbronn, Germany
  • Thanks you so much for your kind support and useful info for our first experience in Malta. The insightful info about Notic Bionca is truly something highlight ever stay, not to mention the incredible Blue lagoon, thanks to your booking! We can’t say how much grateful we felt to your family and this awesome home, where we feel belonging to in Malta during these days.
    We will definitely come back again!
    Melody & Fer
  • Great experience staying here!
    Loved the house, people and area.
    Martha.
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful and unique house. Ian did a very good job restoring the house for sure. Our experience at Malta might be very different if we didn’t stay here at the beautiful city.
    Also thanks Cremona for the little tour and advices to make us feel the most welcome. We truly had a wonderful time here! Big thank you from
    Ruby & Rob
  • We had a very wonderful stay in Rabat, Malta. The house is amazing and the kids loved the upper floor. Kyte and Duven enjoyed the guitar and made up songs.
    Marthese gave us a warm welcome on arrival and gave us a walking tour of Rabat and introduced us to the infamous Crystal Palace for passtizzi and caffee. Thank you for the bread, milk and strawberries and other fruits and groceries.
    This was our 3rd stop in Malta and was a fantastic finally to a memorable trip. We will recommend your home to anyone we know coming to Malta.
    Brenda Weuer, Kyle Wedella Drueaw & Mark Striyack. Langley BC, Canada
  • Thank you. We has a wonderful time in this beautiful and unique house: it was the perfect base for a fantastic holiday in Malta.
    We hope to return again one day soon!
    Many Thanks!.
    Ben & Gem Chipping Norton, UK
  • Thank you for all!!
    This house is amazing! It’s house full of art spirit…
    You are very nice person!
    Malta is beautiful country!
    See you later…
    Flowers for you.
    Beato and Dariceesz Poland, Szcrecire
  • We enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home and beautiful Malta.
    Happy Easter! And Ken loved playing your guitar.
    Blancleefec & Ken California ,USA
  • It was really a unique experience to stay in this unique house with our 2 daughters. From Rabat we could explore easily the east and south coast and enjoyed peaceful evenings in Mdina. Thanks a lot for all the fruits bread and other attention you’ve prepared to make us feel very warmly welcome.
    Thanks again and we wish you a good season.
    Piere-luc, Rarion, Lila & Zoe
  • What a lovely place to stay – had a wonderful time – we booked at short notice – what a great stay –
    Loy & Daniel
  • We had a wonderful time in your one-of-a-kind home. The pre-stocked pantry & refrigerator were a nice touch – We made good use of both. Cremona’s tour of Rabat was a great orientation to the city & we appreciated her restaurant recommendations (we went to Sharma twice for dinner). The location is perfect - what more can I say? A lovely place to spend a vacation.
    Fariah & Ed Houston, Texas, USA
  • We enjoyed our stay a lot and will of course tell the world that it is much better to stay in your lovely Mdina house than in a crowdy Valletta. A Real dream.
    Thanks to your parents who even left a reception to welcome us. Please give also our thanks to the kind neighbours in front as well on the Coffee & Co people for their kindness when we arrived.
    Be assured that, when we come back to Malta, it will be at least for a stay in your home and lovely Mdina.
    Anne & Fourges
  • Thank You…It certainly feels like we had chosen the best place to stay in Malta. A lovely beautiful house, incredible location, in what we now know to be our favourite town in Malta, Rabat.
    We would like to say a huge thank you to Ian’s beautiful mother who very kindly showed us the house and gave a short tour of Rabat. Thank-you also for the bread, fruits and milk, we would have been hungry and tea deprived without them, nice touch.
    You have something very unique and special…We wish you all the best.
    William and Hannah Oxford, UK
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  • Dear Family Cremona,

    We enjoyed our stay a lot and re very thankful for all your kindness and helpfulness…  Hope to see you again!

    Wish you all the best.

    Jana & Marcus

  • Dear Family Cremona,

    We had a wonderful stay in your house and enjoyed our time in Rabat and Malta tremendously. Thanks for fruits and candies and a warm hospitality!

    Yours Warm and regards from

    Gercencing

  • Two night is certainly not long enough in this lovely house, with its wonderful feeling for space. Thank you also for all the fresh food and welcome – very much appreciated.

    Good wishes,

    Jeremy & Gilly, Hnidon

     

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful and unique house. Ian did a very good job restoring the house for sure. Our experience at Malta might be very different if we didn’t stay here at the beautiful city.

    Also thanks Cremona for the little tour and advices to make us feel the most welcome. We truly had a wonderful time here! Big thank you from

    Ruby & Rob.

  • It was really a unique experience to stay in this unique house with our 2 daughters. From Rabat we could explore easily the east and south coast and enjoyed peaceful evenings in Mdina. Thanks a lot for all the fruits bread and other attention you’ve prepared to make us feel very warmly welcome.

    Thanks again and we wish you a good season.

    Piere-luc, Rarion, Lila & Zoe.

  • We really enjoyed staying at your beautiful home for the last 3 days. Ian Cremona was specially kind for letting us arrive early.

    Thank you!!

    Jason & Marih

  • I was already very excited when I discovered the offer of your house by the internet website www.fe-wo-direkt.de in January. I thought that this house must be like being in a fairy tale. The description – very quiet, only birds singing in the morning, bakery, shops, bank and bus stations very near – serviced to be just right for me because I am still a bit handicapped with walking. And so it was!

    For me and my brother it was the most wonderful accommodation we ever had. And from here so many beautiful and important places can be visited, just by walking, or by bus. We loved the nature walks, the archaeological sites, the coast... thank you very much for everything, also for the food supply in the beginning, which was quite unexpected.

    We return to Germany with lots of new experiences.

    Best wishes to all of you from

    Roselies Geblig

    Niefern-Oschelbronn, Germany.

  • An exciting house – very stylish indeed.

    A beautiful place – not artificial and touristic.

    Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

    Hanfried Feney, Braunschwerg

  • Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful home and warm welcome from Mrs Cremona!

    Emma & Yghat

    Warwick, England.

  • We had a wonderful time in your beautiful house. Thank you for allowing us reach warm hospitality and kicking off our stay in Malta with a great start. We really enjoyed it!

    Thomas, Emily, and Marguerite

    USA & Germany

  • We really had a wonderful time at your beautiful house. Thank you for showing us Rabat and giving us so many useful tips.

    We enjoyed our stay very much.

    Maureen & Michael.

  • We had a wonderful time in your beautiful house, and would recommend it and you to anyone. Marthese, thank you for your kindness and hospitality.

    We do hope to come back!

    Kate & Jornie Rodgur

  • We enjoyed our stay a lot and will of course tell the world that it is much better to stay in your lovely Mdina house than in a crowdy Valletta. A Real dream.

    Thanks to your parents who even left a reception to welcome us. Please give also our thanks to the kind neighbours in front as well on the Coffee & Co people for their kindness when we arrived.

    Be assured that, when we come back to Malta, it will be at least for a stay in your home and lovely Mdina.

    Anne & Fourges

  • We really enjoyed our stay in your fantastic house. It was a great base from which to explore Rabat, Mdina and the rest of the Island.

    The warm welcome from your mother on our arrival, including a tour of Rabat with recommendations on places to shop and eat and not forgetting the supply of fresh provisions made us feel very welcome.

    Many thanks and best wishes.

    Martin & Jane.

  • Thank You…

    It certainly feels like we had chosen the best place to stay in Malta. A lovely beautiful house, incredible location, in what we now know to be our favourite town in Malta, Rabat.

    We would like to say a huge thank you to Ian’s beautiful mother who very kindly showed us the house and gave a short tour of Rabat. Thank-you also for the bread, fruits and milk, we would have been hungry and tea deprived without them, nice touch.

    You have something very unique and special…

    We wish you all the best.

    Best and warmest wished.

    William and Hannah, Oxford, UK.

  • Thank you for all!!

    This house is amazing! It’s house full of art spirit…

    You are very nice person!

    Malta is beautiful country!

    See you later…

    Flowers for you.

    Beato and Dariceesz,

    Poland, Szcrecire

  • Dear Mrs. Cremona,

    Thanks you so much for your kind support and useful info for our first experience in Malta. The insightful info about Notic Bionca is truly something highlight ever stay, not to mention the incredible Blue lagoon, thanks to your booking! We can’t say how much grateful we felt to your family and this awesome home, where we feel belonging to in Malta during these days.

    We will definitely come back again!

    Melody & Fer

    2014.10.4

  • Dear Mrs. Cremona,

    Thank you so much for your very warm welcome so late in the evening and for making us feel at home in your beautiful house. We enjoyed these 4 day incredibly, thank you also for coming to Mqina Cathedral to church and listen to our choir boys. These were very precious moments for us and we will never forget that you shared them with us. We do very much hope to come back and wish you and all your family the best.

    With Kindest regards, Aura & Elammuel Hana

  • Dear Mrs Cremona,

    What a lovely place to stay – had a wonderful time – we booked at short notice – what a great stay –

    Loy & Daniel

  • Dear Ian,

    Mr & Mrs Cremina,

    I do not know how to thank you for this unforgettable stay in Labini 2 House! The peace is so inspiring; a real puzzle for an archaeologist. The texture of the walls is especially beautiful. Its colour changing according to the light… So many generations of Maltese families were at home! Thus is certainly what gave the dwelling suew an authentic sove. You were a couple of days to make yourself comfortable with it, and then it really gets into your skin. I have only one regret: I definitely should have come accompanied.

  • My Wife would have loved the way the house has been decorated. All the details and attentions paid to make our stay a unique (Historical) experience!

    Thank you again so much for your generous hospitality.

    May this exceptional lodging remain a must for history and heritage buffs!

    Gery (into History.com)

    Belgium.

  • Dear Marthese & Marco,

    Thanks for making our stay even more awesome than we expected. Mum says thank you too!!

    We only have 3 words for you and guess what? I’m gonna write it in Chinese

  • Splendid!

    Thank you so much. The house is lovely and your hospitality outstanding.

    May & Mark

    Chicago-US

  • We had a very wonderful stay in Rabat, Malta. The house is amazing and the kids loved the upper floor. Kyte and Duven enjoyed the guitar and made up songs.

    Marthese gave us a warm welcome on arrival and gave us a walking tour of Rabat and introduced us to the infamous Crystal Palace for passtizzi and caffee. Thank you for the bread, milk and strawberries and other fruits and groceries.

    This was our 3rd stop in Malta and was a fantastic finally to a memorable trip. We will recommend your home to anyone we know coming to Malta.

    Thank you again and Best regards,

    Brenda Weuer, Kyle Wedella Drueaw & Mark Striyack.

    Langley BC, Canada.

  • We had a very wonderful stay in Rabat Malta. The house is amazing and the kids found the upper floor. Kyte and Duven enjoyed the guitar and made up songs. Marthese gave us a warm welcome on arrival and gave us a walking tour of Rabat and introduced us to the ‘in’ famous Crystal Palace for passtissi and caffer. Thank you for the bread, milk and strawberries and other fruits and groceries.

    This was our 3rd stop in Malta and was a fantastic finally to a memorable trip. We will recommend your home to anyone we know coming to Malta.

    Thank you again and Best regards,

    Brenda Weuer, Kyle Wedella Drueaw & Mark Striyack.

    Langley BC, Canada.

  • Staying in this unique and beautiful house was a fantastic experience. It was further enhances by the warm and friendly Cremona family, offering tips and insider secrets to the best of Malta.

    Many Thanks,

    Elliott.

  • Thank you for the very warm welcome. We felt at home immediately and appreciated all of the recommendations for the area. We will miss this lovely house, the Crystal Café and the Mgarr farmers Cooperative.

    Thank you for adding to our memory. Sending Mr. Ian Cremona a big hug for his heartfelt hospitality.

    Molly, Domarice, Rowarg

  • Thank You:

    For the suggestions of places to see.

    Where to experience amazing food.

    And for making our visit to Rabat/Mdina unforgettable in the best sense of the word.

    All Maltese have been welcoming/gracious and truly interested in making our stat an enjoyable one.

    George & Peggy. 

    Nova Scotia, Canada.

  • We had a wonderful time in your one-of-a-kind home. The pre-stocked pantry & refrigerator were a nice touch – We made good use of both. Cremona’s tour of Rabat was a great orientation to the city & we appreciated her restaurant recommendations (we went to Sharma twice for dinner). The location is perfect - what more can I say? A lovely place to spend a vacation.

    Cheers!

    Fariah & Ed

    Houston, Texas, USA.

  • Thank you. We has a wonderful time in this beautiful and unique house: it was the perfect base for a fantastic holiday in Malta.

    We hope to return again one day soon!

    Many Thanks!.

    Ben & Gem

    (Chipping Norton, UK).

  • The communication via mail went smooth from the beginning, and on arrival his mother Marthese showed us the house and took us around the town suggesting us where to shop and eat. Thank you very much for the hospitality!!

    The house was so beautiful and comfortable that we didn’t feel like going out – we didn’t even go to the beach! :)

    Hope to come back here Very SOON

    Mao.

  • Great experience staying here!

    Loved the house, people and area.

    Martha.

  • What a wonderful experience. We had such a splendid time at this amazing house.

    Everything we could ever want is here, including the wonderful Marthese who showed us the gems of the area. Thanks so much for your food and supplies. It was a home away from home. Love and kisses

    Sonoha, Alex, Zayu & Misiha

    Melbourne, Australia.

  • We enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home and beautiful Malta.

    Blancleefec & Ken, California, USA.

    Happy Easter! And Ken loved playing your guitar.

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Friday, 19 June 2015 15:15

Taste the pleasures of the Maltese Isles

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What takes your fancy? Blue skies, long hot summers, beaches, water sports, diving, history, culture, architecture, old traditions, clear waters, wineries – well you have your pick!

On the islands of Malta you can enjoy any of these and much more!  Have a smooth glass of Meridiana Fenici red, a Syrah or Merlot blend, all local wines that are heady, rich in luscious cherries and fruits of the forest with black pepper. Meridiana Wine Estate lies in the shadow of Mdina, just meters away from No. 2 Labini.  Take in some wine tasting on your door step exhilarating your tastebuds on Maltese quality wines, now a major international export.

Savour the taste of a traditional Maltese dish, usually served with olives, some ġbejniet (local sheep's cheeses), zalzett (coriander flavoured Maltese sausage) with galletti (Maltese crackers) and some bigilla (broad bean pate) served with Maltese bread and olive oil.  If these make your mouth water, they can all be bought locally in Rabat.  If you are short on time and would like to try these local traditional foods, let us know by e-mail and we can have them stocked in the house before you arrive.  If these are not to your taste, get your teeth into a mouth watering open ftira or even a pastizzi, a savoury Maltese pastry as you wander the many proms, laneways and byways of the Maltese towns and villages.  The best pastizzi in Malta and arguably in the world is located just around the corner from No. 2 Labini at the Crystal Palace. 

Ancient temples from the dawn of early civilisation on the islands await you – the Hypogeum, a subterranean structure developed within rock consisting of halls and chambers (make sure you book in advance) and the Tarxien temples are a definite must see.   Mnajdra and Ħaġar Qim, impressive Neolithic temples in size lie south of Malta not too far from the Blue Grotto, an extremely popular site.  The Blue Grotto is a chain of caves and arches that you enter through by boat and marvel at the phosphorescent colours of the submerged flora that reflect deep blue from the captured sunlight. 

Visit the islands largest market at Marsaxlokk, a busy and beautiful fishing village on Malta’s south coast. Travel along the east coast to the town of Marsaskala and onwards to Valletta, the capital of Malta that was built by the Knights of Malta in the late 16th century.  Impressive architecture awaits you. 

Journey north of Malta to Gozo, the sister island of Malta.  Gozo is smaller and yet a destination that will leave you relaxed and enthralled in all that it has to offer.  With only a short distance from Malta of 5KM, with a regular ferry service make it a place to visit, offering you a tranquil yet different way of life.  People here are warm, friendly and extremely proud of their island and offer delight in showcasing it for tourists. Its history and culture is deeply rooted to the soul of this land giving you a very authentic experience of what life was like in the past.  This can truly be seen in the villages of Gozo where time seems to stand still. Become part of tradition with summer village festas and carnivals while getting your taste buds into traditional food. 

Apart from the charming appeal of its villages the rural landscape and beautiful coastline will draw you in and mesmerise you. Gozo like Malta is also home to some ancient prehistoric sites like the Gigantic Temple perched high on sea cliffs.  Well worth a visit and walk in the steps of our ancestors absorbing the ancient energies of a time long gone.

If you want a good view of this quaint and rural island take a trip to Victoria, the capital town to enjoy the fabulous rural vistas with its many hills dotted around the island.

If you are up for adventure and looking for something active and fun, the Maltese Islands have much to offer.  The islands’ terrain makes is suitable for walking, trekking, cycling and rock climbing.  Sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaking, fishing and diving are all on offer giving you an adventure holiday on these quaint and charming islands while feeling the hot Mediterranean sun on your body.

Spend a few hours on the island of Comino that lies between Malta and Gozo.  The crystal blue waters sparkling with sunlight call out to you, inviting you to jump in.  The urge is irresistible so there is no point fighting it!  A regular ferry runs from Sliema for you to enjoy the unspoilt bays, beaches and coves making it ideal for swimming and sun bathing. 

Take in its sights, sounds and all that the amazing Maltese Islands have to offer while on holidays - for definite you will be overwhelmed with a cocktail of experiences.

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