We believe that you already heard of, what is the nickname of the island of Gozo . Have you ever heard of the Island of the Three Hills. In fact, the peaceful village of Zebbug lies on one of the flat-topped hills that Gozo is well-known for. The other two villages are Nadur and Xaghra. Zebbug overlooks the north of Gozo with stunning views of the Gozitan coast and countryside. It is located close to the villages of Ghasri and Gharb.
The village has numerous endearing small streets and an outstanding parish church. The church is dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady (Santa Marija) and stands majestically in the heart of the village. The village festa is celebrated each year on the first weekend following August 15th. Zebbug became an independent parish in the year 1688. The church was consecrated in 1726. This church is one of the oldest parish churches to be consecrated in the island of Gozo besides the Cathedral in Victoria Gozo.
One shall also mention that on the edge of the village of Zebbug, significant amount of onyx was found. The parish of Zebbug hosts numerous works of arts made from this onyx. We can mention here the high altar, the choir and also the baptistery which are all sculpted out of this onyx.
Iz-Zebbugin (People who lives in Zebbug) is renowned for its skilled traditional craftsmen including lace, (bizzilla), weaving (nsig) and sheep’s wool blankets (kutri tas-suf). Furthermore, one shall also mention that here one can find Gozo’s finest traditional little cheeses (Gbejniet friski) which are produced by the local shepherds.
The village is also well-known for the enchanting green valleys including the Ghasri Valley, a natural valley that leads you to an unspoiled rocky beach. The village is also located next to Marsalforn, Xwejni and Qbajjar beaches. Marsalforn hosts numerous restaurants offering local and Mediterranean cuisine. The bay also hosts numerous bars and wine bars offering local and foreign beverages. Marsalforn is also a shelter for the traditional colored local fishing-boats. The area of Xwejni is the home of the salt pans as the 350 years old salt pans are scattered around the coast.