‘Marsalforn’ is a village on the north west coast of the Maltese island Gozo, located on a bay. There is a long and beautiful seaside promenade all along the bay. Next to the village ‘Xlendi’ it is one of most popular tourist sites on the island that offers many hotels, restaurants, bars, beaches and diving spots.
Until the 16th century, the port of Marsalforn was the most important in Gozo. Imported food supplies from Sicily (Italy) were unloaded there and it was from there that passengers boarded to travel to Italy. With the development of Mgarr harbour, Marsalforn lost its importance and for several centuries it remained a quiet fishing village inhabited by a small community of fishermen and their families.