Table of Contents
1 The History and Culture of St. Bartholomews
2 Cafe Palma
3 Raycraft Hotel
4 St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church
Although, the Italian invasion of Siccalium was a brief affair, a considerable amount of damage was done during the initial weeks of fighting. The local Siccalese resistance was quickly conquered by the Italian Naval forces; the landscape of the city was changed due to the guerrilla tactics used during this period. One such neighborhood that fell victim to such tactics was an old Spanish neighborhood now known as St. Bartholomews.
|Prior to the war, St. Bartholomews was much like it's surrounding neighborhoods in Old Town; colonial era apartments built during the latter half of the 18th century. However after the war, many British soldiers opted to settle in the Mediterranean island and immigrated their families. During the early years after the war, St. Bartholomews was one of the only British neighborhoods on the island. As immigration increased, British immigrants began to move out of the neighborhood.|
|The neighborhood remained primarily British through the 60's and 70's, although it was by no means the only British neighborhood in Siccalium anymore. But during the 80's, the British residence began to move out. During the construction boom and urban sprawl of the early 80's, many British families found it prudent to move out to the newly constructed suburbs.
|Today the neighborhood is a picture of a very unique past; resided by artists and young professionals, its hotel attracts tourists from all over the world, and its church, from whence it gets its name, brings the faithful of the community together. While, Siccalium is filled with 2000 year old renovated Roman administrative buildings, Colonial Apartments, and modern office buildings, in St. Bartholomews, amidst a sea of Spanish villas, is a small slice of Britain, a token of appreciation thanks, to the liberators of the island.|
|Cafe Palma, the premier eatery in St. Bartholomews. 50 years of divine dining.|
|The Raycraft Hotel, a bridge between the past and the future.|
|St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, the parish that gave the neighborhood its namesake.|