Comino: home Maltese knights

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The tiny island of Comino located near Malta. It measures more than three square kilometers. In the past it was sometimes used as a prison and as a strategic signal point.

Comino

The tiny island of Comino located near Malta. It measures more than three square kilometers. In the past it was sometimes used as a prison and as a strategic signal point.

Features of Comino

Comino you come for leisure. The population of permanent residents is generally not exceed ten. Around the era the island was inhabited by farmers. But there were times that years not a single soul dwelt on this island. It is located in the Mediterranean between Malta and Gozo. In summer, the policeman and the priest of the island of Gozo are lent to Comino. This is the moment that most tourists visit this island.

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At the time of the Middle Ages housed here quite a few pirates and marauders in the fathomless ones by erosion in the limestone eroded. Here they kept the unfortunate ships that would be their target in sight. In the past, this island was the home of Maltese knights. It was their private preserve. Woe to those who just wild caught. Hung
a long sentence in the galleys overhead.

Comino as prison

Comino has been used often as a place of exile or prison. Around 1300 there was Abraham Abulafia go into exile. He was someone who believed the prophetic kabbalah. One of his theories was that it was necessary to cleanse the mind through attention. They had many things at the same time to perform. For this purpose, one could use Hebrew letters. Continue to be that knights violation committed as punishment had to do while serving on the tower of Santa Maria.

The tower of Santa Maria

A clear landmark of Comino is the tower of Santa Maria. Around 1415 there was a need for a tower in order to timely identify attacks from the sea. Comino was often a victim of robbers. In order to maintain this signaling system was later, subjected to a specific load. Around 1620 there was a complete defensive line built against unwelcome guests. Some watchtowers were built that looked out over the sea. Around 1800, the tower of Santa Maria was used as a prison for people who were suspected of espionage. Since 1980, the tower is again military property. It is used in the fight against hunting birds and long effect against transporting illegal goods across the sea. In the beginning of the third millennium, the tower was extensively restored.

Further attractions

  • Santa Maria chapel above the bay. This was built around 1620 and dedicated to the Holy Family when she returns from Egypt. In documents already around 1100 made a mention of a chapel. The mass will be held on Saturday and Sunday to those interested.
  • Guns of Santa Maria. This semi-circular row of cannons is built just before 1720. There are still two remaining guns of twenty pounds. In the past, there was twice the number of shooting irons.
  • Comino Hotel. A complex built in the sixties is owned by two private beaches. The location is above the St. Nicolas Bay. furthermore there are also apartments located at the Santa Maria bay.
  • The Blue Lagoon. Between Comino and Cominotto is the fantastic Blue Bay. Here lies a beautiful, white sandy beach and there is good diving, swimming and snorkelling. You can come by boat.
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