This villa was the residence of Dr. Paolo Curmi, who was Mayor of Zejtun towards the end of the 19th century, during the British period. His daughter, Ġużeppina Curmi was the founder of the Society of the Sisters of Jesus of Nazareth. The villa is built in the Baroque style and has an open stone balcony resting on big corbels decorated with baroque scrolls.
The house has a wide and very beautiful hallway and the side rooms, as well as some ceilings in other rooms, are painted with interesting decorations.
Up till some time ago, this villa had a huge garden. However, in the 1950s a road – 25th November Avenue – cut the garden in two. Even more recently, parts of the garden were taken over for the building of the HSBC bank, as well as a number of apartments. The bellevedere at the edge of the garden was completely demolished.
The villa has been recently bought by new owners after being vacant for more than 35 years and is presently in the process of being restored.
Click here to take a look at the villa’s ceilings.
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The Past Residents
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