5 Hotels in Valletta, Malta
The small yet interesting island of Malta, which belongs to the European Union, is a land waiting to be discovered and, above all, to be considered for the next summer holidays. The most important city, and capital of the island at the same time, is Valletta, situated on a long peninsula of the rugged southeast coastline.
The first to build villages and to promote the expansion of the town were the Knights Hospitaller in the figure of their Grand Master, in the mid-sixteenth century. Francis Laparelli was the architect who created the town plan now visible. In consideration of its strategic location in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta was a target of bombing during the Second World War.
Seen from the sea, Valletta will charm the visitor for the composure of its urban skyline and the original style of the buildings. The dome of St. John's Cathedral, the religious symbol of Valletta, which was built in the years immediately following the founding of the capital, overlooks the whole city.
The Grand Master's Palace, also dating back to the second half of the sixteenth century, properly represents Malta's political power. Among the interior rooms, the Hall of Tapestries and the Room of the Ambassador are to be admired. Finally, St. Elmo's Fort, a building erected for spotting potential dangers from the sea, is worth a visit.
Valletta can be reached by sea and by air from the main Italian airports.
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