The fishing village of Marsalforn is the most popular resort on the island, with something for everyone, a beach to relax and rocks for sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling. During the summer months the village attracts not only tourists on holiday, but also many Gozitans and Maltese who have their summer property there.A popular sight at Marsalforn are the colourful Maltese fishing boats scattered around the bay. The local fisherman are very proud of their boats and you can always find one at the harbour being refurbished or repainted.
The promenade winds its way all around the bay, where until late in the evening people stroll to take in the sights and wonderful views of the sunset. The air is fresh and it is the perfect way to end a hot summer’s day.
Of course, when something even more relaxing is needed to while away some hours, then a spot of fishing off the harbour or the rocks is the perfect choice.
On one of Gozo’s long summer evenings, take a walk from Marsalforn Bay around the promenade to Xwejni, continuing to Wied il-Ghasri, where along the way you will be able to see scores of salt pans that have been dug out of the soft limestone and used for harvesting sea salt as part of a centuries-old Gozitan tradition.
It is also possible during the day to get train rides, which give visitors a wonderful view of the salt pans from above.
During the summer months there is often outside entertainment on the promenade. This weekend the OASI Foundation is presenting its annual open air festival ‘Riflessi Sajfin’ and as always this popular entertainment event will take place at Menqa.
The OASI Foundation is inviting the public to attend, what is sure to be a memorable evening and enjoy the wonderful song and dance performances by the many talented local artists.
It will also give everyone the opportunity to support our talented youngsters, as well as acknowledge the good work undertaken by the OASI Foundation in favour of those youths in difficulty due to substance abuse.
This year’s event, which is the 22nd edition of this festival, takes place on Saturday, the 10th of August, from 7.45pm onwards and will be presented by Kelly Cassar and Joseph Refalo.
Riflessi Sajfin 2013 is guaranteed, good entertainment for all the family, so make sure you don’t miss it!
Photographs by Alain Salvary – Summer days and evenings in Marsalforn.