Malta Unique Architecture
A residence having certain old features such as flagstones, arches, slabs, corbels, and wooden beams, usually located on the outskirts of a village or in the countryside and includes surrounding fields.
A 20th century house having features such as slabs, iron beams and patterned floors. Usually a terraced residence with square rooms and high ceilings.
A villa is considered by definition to be a large, luxurious house sitting in its own grounds. The villa as an architectural creation, typically originated in Roman times, being owned by important or wealthy personages within Roman society. Incidentally in Malta, we do have our very own authentic Roman Villa also referred to as the Domvs Romana. This historic edifice forms part of the national heritage and is extremely popular with locals and foreigners alike. It dates back to the 2nd century BC and is located outside the walls of Mdina. Roman villas apart, the older villas on the island are akin to being considered palazzos and when one speaks of villas it is most typically understood that one is referring to a villa belonging to the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s or contemporary times.