This pictoresque valley is home to several examples of the rare wild pear tree. It also includes a country house known as ‘id‑Dar ta’ Pultu’ since it was built by Baron Ippolito Novantieri in 1664. The house is divided on two levels and comprises a cistern, stables and a large garden. According to legend, in this house lived a Sicilian knight by the name of Ippolito who fell in love with a Maltese girl. The latter’s father however, disapproved this love and subsequently shot and killed the knight Ippolito.
Żembaq Valley and Pultu’s House