Guided tours, lectures, organised at San Pawl Milqi, Burmarrad

Heritage Malta

Guided tours of the remains of a Roman Villa and lectures on honey and olive oil are planned for Sunday. Heritage Malta announced that the archaeological site of San Pawl Milqi in Burmarrad will be open to public from 9am until 5pm with a number of activities being organized on site.

Heritage Malta explained that most of the activities will focus on the production, use and consumption of honey during the Roman times, as well as the role beekeeping. The activities also include a number of lectures throughout the day about honey and olive oil.

The guided tours will be offered in both Maltese at 9.30am and 1.30pm and in English at 11.00am and 3.30pm.

Three lectures are also planned for the day, these are Olive Cultivation and Processing in Maltese Roman Antiquities which will be delivered by Joseph Buhagiar, Honey production through the Ages which will be delivered by Paul Portelli and San Pawl Milqi – Past, Present, Future which will be delivered by David Cardona.

Heritage Malta explained that the site of San Pawl Milqi is renowned for the most extensive archaeological remains of a Roman villa discovered so far in Malta. The archaeological findings indicate that the building was used for the production of olive oil.