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Watch: Signs to guide tourists visiting historical and ecological sites on Comino

The Tourism Authority has placed a number of signs that guide tourists and visitors to various places, such as historical buildings and ecological sites, on the island of Comino.

Historical places on Comino include the 13th Century chapel of Santa Maria, the isolation hospital and a small palace where a Grand Master of the Knights Order used to stay during hunting trips on the island.

The most renowned building is the tower built by Grand Master Alof de Wignacour in 1618 as a defence tower against pirates attacks. There is also the Santa Marija battery, facing Marfa, built in 1715.

Tourism Authority chairman Gavin Gulia said that the initiative is part of the authority’s work to strengthen the Comino product so that tourists visiting the island may follow directions from place to place.

ERA authority officer, Stephen Saliba, said the initiative also encourages visitors to see important ecological sites, such as the Natura 2000 site.

Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo said that ecological tourism on Comino is being strengthen and offers an alternative opportunity for Maltese families and tourists. Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri referred to the continuous work to improve and protect the island’s environment and ecological sites.