Safi (Ħal Safi) is a village of 2000 people in the southeast of Malta, near Zurrieq and Kirkop.
In 1417, the village was already known as Ħal Safi. According to the 1419 records of the Standing Army (id-Dejma), between eighty and ninety people were considered as village residents. The main occupation of the major part of the residents was farming - breeding of sheep and goats and agriculture.
The climax of the social life is the celebration of the village festa, celebrated through the last week of August. The patron Saint of Ħal Safi is St. Paul. This is the best week in which to visit Safi with the last Sunday of August being the main festa day. The day beore (Saturday) is also one of the best days to go as the locals organise a very colourful ground firework display at around 23:00.
Fondest memory: Other things to visit Safi for are:
Walks in the country side
Typical Village core
Sir Alexander Ball Garden (Gnien ta' Bol)
Roman Wall remains
St. Mary Chapel
Various private houses dating to the time of the Knights of St John