Palazzo Parisio – 29, Victory Square Naxxar NXR 1700 Malta
Justifiably described as ‘a miniature Versailles’, Palazzo Parisio, in Naxxar, is a historic palace with oodles of charm. Now the beloved home of the prominent, long-established and ennobled Scicluna family, in its time it has been the residence of the most popular Grand Master of the Knights of St John (the ‘Knights of Malta’), of Sicilian and Maltese nobility.
Behind its relatively modest façade is a sumptuous and flamboyant chateau that has been constantly developed and lavishly decorated across the centuries, in exuberant style by the finest and most eminent craftsmen of the time.
Today it stands, painstakingly restored, to exactly follow the inspirational designs of the first Marquis Scicluna, the island’s foremost philanthropist, who turned the palazzo into a beautiful country home for a noble family at the height of the Victorian era.
The interiors are rich with fine frescoes, magnificent marble, mirrored walls, trompes l’oeil, rare paintings and extravagant gilding. The internationally recognised landscaped gardens, which are acclaimed as being among the finest in Europe, further reflect the splendour of this gracious home.
The Luna Collection
‘Exceeding all expectations’
Palazzo Parisio’s Luna Collection is known to be Malta’s foremost destination for fine dining both day and night. Offering a range of delicious options – from the relaxed and refreshing atmosphere of Caffé Luna , to the lavish surroundings of Luna di Sera , the Collection has become a firm favourite for both its food and its service.