Palazzo Falson - Kitchen


Palazzo Falson - Kitchen

Sited in the medieval quarters, the kitchen is dominated by the massive arches which span its width. The fireplace, adorned with old maiolica tiles featuring different costumes and pastimes, and the oven, were added in Captain Goilcher's time. On view here is a vast collection of copper kitchenalia, antique furniture and some traditional Maltese earthenware sitewing pots.

Palazzo Falson is a typical two-storey medieval palace fashioned on Sicilian examples of its period, and is one of the imposing Palazzi built by the Sicilian, Spanish and local nobility in Mdina.

The Palazzo consists of a series of rooms wrapped around an internal courtyard, and an overlying piano-nobile which contained the original living quarters. It was originally a one-storey high courtyard house, with the set of rooms at the back of the courtyard forming the oldest part of the building, and dating back to the 13th century.

The ground floor, which was used as a store or stables, underwent other modifications in the early modern period. Palazzo Falson also contains a number of features from different subsequent historical periods and styles.

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