San Pawl Milqi offers exclusive tour for HM Passport Visa holders

Last Updated on Monday, 21 October, 2019 at 1:44 pm by Christian Keszthelyi

Students who have Heritage Malta Passport Visa are invited to attend an exclusive tour of the archaeological site of San Pawl Milqi in Burmarrad on 4 November, according to a press statement sent to Business Malta. Due to the presence of bees on site, anybody allergic to bees is discouraged to participate.

This visa is given to students once they collect ten different stamps in their passport during visits to ten different Heritage Malta sites and museums. Two adults may accompany each student for this special occasion, Heritage Malta says.

Four sessions will be available at 9:15 am, 10:15 am, 11:15 am and 12:15 pm, for a maximum of ten children per each session. Each session will be divided into two parts: starting with a short tour of the site of San Pawl Milqi, followed by an activity related to bee-keeping and honey making techniques.

Heritage Malta emphasises that anybody allergic to bees should not participate, due to the presence of bees on site. At the same time, participants are recommended not to wear open shoes, heavy perfume and gel. The activity related to the bees will be only for the 10 children wearing protective clothing. No adults or small children will be allowed near, for safety reasons.

The site of San Pawl Milqi gets its name from the small chapel of San Pawl Milqi that replaced the 15th century chapel of St Paul Bindichi in the mid-17th century, both of which were built on the remains of a Roman villa. This villa is traditionally connected with the house of Publius, and therefore the place where St Paul was welcomed by the First Citizen.

Although the event is free of charge and is open only to Heritage Malta Passport Visa holders, tickets have to be booked. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis from all Heritage Malta sites and museums. No tickets will be available on-site and admission is subject to presenting pre-issued tickets, together with the Heritage Malta Passport and Visa.

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