The Feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck (the first public holiday of the year) is happening this Sunday and Heritage Malta is inviting the public to pop into the archaeological site of San Pawl Milqi… for the special price of only €2!
The story goes that this was the actual site where the Apostle St Paul met Publius (the governor and Malta’s first bishop) and that’s the reason why fans of the Pauline tradition flock to it. That and its stunning chapel, of course.
You’ll be able to marvel at the site’s ancient tombs and the hardcore remains of Roman villas that were lived in for at least 600 years.
There are also traces of fine wall paintings which demonstrate the living quarters.
You may not know this, but part of the site features a beekeeping section which produces local honey and related products. These will be available to buy on the day.
Those who want to attend mass can do so at 10am or 3pm at the San Pawl Milqi chapel.