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Marsalforn is a village on the North West coast of Gozo; the village lies between the hill-top towns of Xagħra and Żebbuġ and is the most popular tourist resort on Gozo. It is well served with hotels, restaurants, bars and beaches. The village has also become the premiere diving centre on Gozo, with several scuba diving schools locating on the sea front.
As recorded in the Acts of the Apostles, Paul the Apostle was shipwrecked in Malta, but legend maintains that it was from Marsalforn that he embarked for Sicily and Rome. Today, this legend is symbolised by the village's emblem, and the village church is also dedicated to the memory of Saint Paul departure from Marsalforn. The church, originally raised in the fourteenth century, has been rebuilt and enlarged many times.
One effect of tourism has been the establishment of clear tangible seasonal changes in the village's character. During the winter months, the village gains a quiet, peaceful feel. During the summer the village is a busy, vibrant place, teeming with both local and foreign visitors.