The Xara Palace was built in the seventeenth century to house the noble Moscati Parisio family. It was then inhabited by British officers during WWII, and today it is once again family-owned, this time by the Zammit Tabonas, who are to be thanked for its beautiful restoration. The seventeen bedrooms are decorated with period pieces and original Maltese artworks, and their views range from the internal courtyards to The Vilhena Palace. Upping the wow quotient even higher, a portion of the castle is integrated into the bastion walls of the fortified medieval city of Mdina. Because of the property's setting, the rooftop de Mondion restaurant offers a truly stunning dining experience.