Many visitors on the island have come across this isolated Chapel. Yes, it’s not a church as many people say. The Santa Marija Chapel was built around the same time as the Comino Tower – Santa Marija Tower. And it was built because during that time the island had a few farmers.
The Chapel only has mass on sunday early morning or in the afternoon but it’s interesting to know that the bells ring everyday. In the evening it can be very creepy and the fact that it never opens its door makes it a a misterious place.
If my picture about the East side of Comino left you with some doubts about how the West side of this little island looks like then here you have it. Actually Comino is not only one island but a group of many tiny ones. On this picture taken a year ago during spring you can see one of those tiny islands called Cominoto and also you can see the Blue Lagoon.
It’s important to say that this picture was not taken during summer when there’s a massive influx of tourists and it’s almost impossible to enjoy the island. Still it’s worth visiting the whole island and not only one side of it.
The Observation Tower in Comino is the best preserved and well maintain building that remains on the island. The real name is Santa Marjia Torri ( St. Mary’s Tower) and it was build in the beginning of the 17th Century by the military engineer Vittorio Cassar. Once you climb up the stairs, you can see pretty much on every direction. I guess that back in the days when it was used pirates would attack from the east since this is the only point where the sea can’t be seen due to the geography of the island.
Perhaps you will never imagine, you could find worms in a place like Malta, let alone Comino. These tiny but spiky friends were walking on top of the rusted pipes that one carried fresh water around the Comino island.
I asked the couple living there and even they didn’t believe it.
If you’re lucky enough and the global warming don’t play too much with the seasons then you can experience something as beautiful as this bed of yellow flowers. Unfortunately spring in Malta is not very easy to catch.
This flag represents many things in my life. I will never forget the day I first flew from London to Malta. It was on AirMalta and that that moment I didn’t know anything about them. To my surprise they were very good.
In this case the Maltese flag on board is the one accompanied me last spring from Comino back to Malta. Nice weekend in Comino, mainly because I was the only one on the island. Of course there’s an old couple and a the police. The police officer comes every morning from Gozo on his tiny boat with a Maltese flag.