Inside a Typical Gozitan Home

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Ruth Frendo

One hot summer day, Gianni invites me and my friends into his home, a farmhouse in a tiny village in Gozo. Typical Gozitan farmhouses consist of two floors with an open courtyard in the center of the structure and rooms adjacent to it. Courtyards serve for many practical purposes, including to hang and dry clothes and to catch the evening breeze on scorching days. In this case, the courtyard is also used as both a storing place and a kitchen. Gianni’s century-old oven bakes food without burdening the home with additional, unwanted heat. ALL RIGHTS ARE IN PLACE, WILL BE HAPPY TO FORWARD.

Location: A Farmhouse in Gozo, an island in the Mediterranean Sea


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