On the tiny island of Gozo, Malta’s sister island; all roads lead to Rabat, which is the capital city of the Island. Here in Rabat / Victoria, one also finds the Citadel, which can be seen from nearly all parts of the Island. The Citadel in Gozo owes its roots to the late medieval era, but the hill has been settled since Neolithic times. For centuries, the Citadel served as a shelter from attack by Barbary corsairs and Saracens. In Gozo’s history, several times these raiders took its population into slavery. After the Great Siege of 1565, the Knights set about re-fortifying the Citadel to provide refuge and defence against further attack.