House West 180 deg sea views Zebbug Gozo
Come and spend a relaxing holiday in Gozo in a great accommodation in Zebbug. Very good pricing, wonderful sea and country views in a quiet area. Our accommodations are furnished with kitchen, living, sitting room, 2 bathrooms, 3 very spacious bedrooms, big terrace enjoying a breath taking view of the Mediterranean sea equipped with jacuzzi.
At our self catering accommodations, we offer the best of services and are always there to help. Our properties are all of a high standard and equipped with all amenities.
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Zebbug is Maltese for olives or olive trees, olea europeaea, in Arabic Zejtun. It is a very long-living tree that grows up to five metres high. In Arabic, Zebbug means wild olives, olea silvestris, that differs from the cultivated variety mainly in the spiny lower branches and small leaves and drupes. Some wild olive trees must have been growing beneath the south-east ridge of the village and not on its top, where the north-westerly winds are strong enough to uproot them. It was from these zebbug that eventually the hill got its name. The name of the village is first recorded as zebugi in a document related to the foundation of a religious chantry on 1 September 1492.
Notwithstanding its altitude, Zebbug also had a share in the ravaging and looting of the Turks. Inside the parish church, on the left hand side of the high altar as already referred to, there is a chapel with a beautiful old painting of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin. Folk refer to the image as tal-Virtut, of the miracles. Several folk can swear to this day, that they see the radiant face of the Virgin turning yellowish and pale before an impending natural catastrophe. The miraculous image was also invoked by the people to save them from the threat of invasions.
It is said that one day some corsairs dared to devastate the countryside as far as iz-Zebbug. All of sudden, when they were very close to the village, a lady that resembled the image in the altarpiece appeared on the spot hurling stones to repel the foe. Confused and routed the corsairs returned to their galleys and sailed away. They spread the story among fellow corsairs and since then no one dared to approach iz-Zebbug again.