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Picturesque and Stunningly Restored 300 y.o. Palazzo in Mdina's Centre

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5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
12 guests
3 nights minimum
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The palazzo, named Casa Del Tesoriere, is a stunningly beautiful 500 year old Palazzo that has been lovingly converted and restored by my family. It is located in the heart of the ancient walled city of Mdina: home to many palaces that housed the wealthiest and most influential families of Maltese nobility. The only detached property in Mdina with unobstructed views over Mdina’s Bastion Square, it is widely popular with tourists and one of the most picturesque properties in Malta. It has been lavishly furnished to be offered on the short-term lets market. Given size, layout and ability to host a large number of guests, it is ideal for team building/work retreats! Perfect for 10 people, though we can host 12 guests with a series of folding single beds in 2 bedrooms. Mdina is a Medieva...The palazzo, named Casa Del Tesoriere, is a stunningly beautiful 500 year old Palazzo that has been lovingly converted and restored by my family. It is located in the heart of the ancient walled city of Mdina: home to many palaces that housed the wealthiest and most influential families of Maltese nobility. The only detached property in Mdina with unobstructed views over Mdina’s Bastion Square, it is widely popular with tourists and one of the most picturesque properties in Malta. It has been lavishly furnished to be offered on the short-term lets market. Given size, layout and ability to host a large number of guests, it is ideal for team building/work retreats! Perfect for 10 people, though we can host 12 guests with a series of folding single beds in 2 bedrooms. Mdina is a Medieval City of around 300 inhabitants. It is one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled city and is extraordinary in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture. It is home to many palaces, and used to host Malta's wealthiest and most influential families. You now have the opportunity to reside in one of these palaces. Living in Mdina is comparable to residing in an open air museum. It is a perfect location for those who enjoy culture and for those who would truly like to experience residing in this magnificent city steeped in history where everything is within walking distance. Its location cannot be emphasised enough - it is situated WITHIN the walled city of Mdina (not in other towns such as Rabat, Bahrija, Mtarfa or Mosta nor in the outer-limits of Mdina). This is quite a rarity as there are very few opportunities for tourists to live and reside within Mdina. Our location in the 'Silent City' of Mdina is unrivalled compared to many other available properties that advertise themselves as located in Mdina, when in fact they are outside the city gates of Mdina. Furthermore, Casa Del Tesoriere is the only detached property in Mdina, that sits isolated in the middle of Mdina's Bastion Square - a tourist hotspot in the heart of Mdina. Typical of these beautiful historic buildings, the ground floors date back as far as the 14th centuries and their slightly older first floors built in the 16th and 17th centuries. Casa Tel Tesoriere has undergone significant renovations in the past three years, in order to ensure a property capable of comfortably hosting guests. For guests' convenience, here is a general description of the layout of the house. This property comprises of an entrance hallway, with an art-nouveau inspired dining room on one side, and a fully furnished kitchen (with all modern appliances including a toaster, hobs/burner/fridge-freezer and kettle) on the other side. Additional rooms on the ground floor include an ensuite (with shower, sink and W.C.) double bedroom, and a hybrid conservatory-style dining room both with direct access to our sunny and pleasant garden. The large and colourful garden is centred around our hybrid pond/pool. This shallow-depth, jet-powered pond/pool with only COLD water is designed to refresh our guests during the hot summer months. Also located on the ground floor is a small W.C. Halfway up the majestic staircase leading to the first floor is a bedroom, with 2 single beds (an additional single folding bed can be added). This characterful room has a large bronze background, along with a large mirror creating a very unique ambiance. The first floor consists of another two double bedrooms. The first double bedroom, enjoys an ensuite (shower, sink and W.C.) and has access to a separate balcony overlooking the garden. The other double bedroom is styled in an art-nouveau manner. Exactly adjacent to this bedroom (though not ensuite) is a family-style bathroom (with a shower, a bath, and a W.C.). An additional single folding bed can be added here. There is also another balcony, accessible from the first floor hallway, that overlooks the garden. Another excellent spot for a quick lunch in the sun. Arguably the pièce de résistance of the entire property (though one may claim that the garden is the highlight of this palazzo) is the similarly imposing and impressive drawing room/Sala Nobile (serving as a living, dining and study area) that overlooks Mdina’s Bastion Square. With chandeliers, an indoor fire place (for DECORATION purposes only), imposing bookshelves, and a large table that serves as an ideal workstation. The Sala also enjoys a quaint balcony overlooking the square - perfect to breathe in the morning air whilst enjoying your coffee! The upper levels of the property consist of a separate shower-room, and a final double bedroom which is on the top floor of the property. Access to the roof is NOT permitted. We cannot stress the unique nature of this Palazzo. We will do our utmost to ensure that you will enjoy your stay in Mdina. More
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About the Owner
Andrea D
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2014
Interaction with guests
Myself or a member of my family will be available to welcome the guests to the property. We can meet you anywhere in Mdina and show you the way to the house should you have any difficulties. We will then proceed to give you a short tour of the house. If you desire we could also give you a quick tour of Mdina. We live less than 1 minute's walk from the property. We consider ourselves accommodating and will do our best to ensure that your stay is comfortable. We do our best to make sure that your trip is an enjoyable one. For any issue that emerges - please feel encouraged to contact us. We are also similarly available should you need any information regarding what to see and do on our beautiful island.
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Mdina itself is a truly picturesque town. It is a very unique place. Andrea and Joanna's palazzo is gorgeous. We worried that without a car, it might be inaccessible but Malta is small and public transport gets you everywhere. We were so thrilled that we...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Edson S
Reviewed 8 July 2018

My family and I stayed here for 8 nights and have absolutely no complaints. In fact, we can only speak positively about this amazing villa. It is set in the most beautiful town of Mdina just steps away from many restaurants and multiple places of...More

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank M90WASD
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

If you’re looking for unique accommodation in Malta that offers style, history and modernity in a superb setting, then look no further. We recently had the privilege of staying in this magnificent palazzo. Located in Bastion Square, Mdina with its superb views across a large...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank neil2018234
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Andrea and his Mother were very good at communicating and responding to all our questions very promptly. This is a very well kept, clean, comfortable, spacious, VERY old and VERY Maltese style Palazzo. It was everything we had hoped for and more. Perfect for our...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank MarkJohnson333
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Magical ambiance and views. From the moment you reach the bastion square, and you see the magnificent house, you know you are in for an excellent experience. Joanna (Andrea was away) was a gracious host in meeting us and making sure we could enjoy our...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank 214joell
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Iron
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Internet Access
Kettle
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Mdina is situated in the north west of the island of Malta. The property itself is situated in the historical treasure that is the Medieval city of Mdina. Particular highlights in Mdina include the Natural History Museum, the Carmelite Church, Palazzo Falzon, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Cathedral Museum, the Mdina Experience, Mdina Dungeons and the Banca Giuratale. A variety of cafes, wine bars, restaurants and museums are within walking distance from the property. Mdina is also extremely close to the delightful town of Rabat which can also boast of its own attractions. Our home can be used as base to visit most sites in Malta such as Valletta, the Three Cities, Marsaxlokk, Sliema, St. Julian's, Rabat, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples etc.
Getting around
Malta is a small country. Short distances need to be covered by the average tourist. All major sites in Malta are close by. All major sites in Mdina and the surrounding areas are in walking distance from each other. Given that Mdina is a tourist must-see, it is a major hub for the local bus system and most routes pass through Mdina. Mdina is also well linked through public transport with many other top sites and visiting other spots on the island will not be a problem.Taxis also congregate close to Mdina. There is free parking available outside the city gates (a 2-3 minute walk), and we can obtain a non-transferrable parking permit for ONE vehicle for our guests, after the first 24 hours of their arrival in our property.
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