Located under the imposing bastions of the old capital Mdina and spread over an area of 105,000 square metres, the Ta’ Qali Artisan Village is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike who can experience the production of local crafts and artefacts such as lace, glass-blowing, filigree, jewellery, pottery, furniture-making, metal works, stone works and many more.
The village is undergoing a radical transformation that has already seen a major upgrade of the common infrastructure through a project co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), while operators are also investing in their properties to better showcase their artisanship. New attractions, including centres that will assist start-up artisans, innovation in crafts, and to maintain dying crafts alive are also being developed.
Ta’ Dbieġi Artisan Village is a dedicated space from where artisans specializing in local crafts can produce their own goods and sell them directly to visitors, with the latter having the opportunity to watch the artisans as they work on their crafts, which among others include lace, silver filigree, pottery, glass-blowing and iron works.
The artisan village is spread on 7,000 square metres on the outskirts of San Lawrenz village in Gozo, close to touristic attractions such as the Ta’ Pinu Basilica in Għarb, as well as Fungus Rock and the Inland Sea at Dwejra.