Filfla as seen from Wied iz-Zurrieq

According to one particular legend, Filfla came into being when god was so angered by the lewed behaviour of the inhabitants of one particular village that he made the earth swallow it up and then ordered his angels to throw the rubble into the sea; rubble which eventually formed the islet of Filfla.

A bad reputation isn’t the only thing Filfla has had to live with.  An earthquake in the middle of the nineteen century is said to have destroyed the only building ever erected on the islet; a chapel that was found in a cave.  Then, till the seventies it was used for target practise by British forces.

Today, thanks to it being turned into a nature reserved, Filfla is being largely left in peace; observed - as it was on this occasion - from far away in Wied iz-Zurrieq (Qrendi).

Want to visit Wied iz-Zurrieq?  Here are the directions.


  1. FILFLA AS SEEN FROM ZURRIEQ??????? ....................Surely as seen from Wied iz-Zurrieq, limits of il-Qrendi

    1. You are, of course, right. Title changed to reflect origin of photo as being Wied iz-Zurrieq, whilst reference to Qrendi made withing the article.