Mdina has been witness to some of the most exciting episodes of Malta’s colourful and rich history. From the earliest settlers who chose the position for strategic reasons to Citta Notabile - The Noble City.
The citadel of Mdina has been fortified since as far back as 1000BC when the Phoenicians built a protective wall here. The history of Rabat dates back just as far and also has strong religious ties as this is where St. Paul was imprisoned during his time in Malta and later where St. Agatha hid after she had fled from Sicily.
The Xara Palace is the only Maltese hotel associated with Relais & Châteaux, a family of independent hotels and restaurants from ‘all around the world, unique in the world’, that fulfil the prerequisites of character, courtesy, calm, charm and cuisine.