22 September 2014

Gozo: 18 fascinating facts

Telegraph Travel 13/09/2014: With Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie enjoying an extended stay in Gozo, we've unearthed 18 fascinating facts about the island

1. Edward Lear described Gozo’s coastal landscape as "pomskizillious and gromphiberous". The Pomskizillious Museum of Toys can be found in Xaghra, a village that is thought to be one of the earliest inhabited parts of the island.
2. The island has already appeared in several films, including Single-Handed, from 1953, and Inseminoid, a 1981 UK horror.
3. Residents of Gozo – there are 37,000 - are called Gozitans.
4. Despite its small population, and tiny proportions – it is just eight miles long and four miles wide – there are 46 churches on the island.
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