Malta’s Capital City

Malta was on my list of those interesting places I always wanted to visit in Europe. This tiny Island is in the middle of the mediterranean sea has a fascinanting history, since it was in the past, a crossroad between Africa and Europe.

The Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Sicilians, French and British were involved in the Island at a certain point and this created a very unique and distinctive place, but the legacy of the Order of Saint John, who ruled the place as a vassal state of the Kingdom of Sicily from 1530 to 1798 is clearly present on the architecture and culture of the country.

In June of 2016 I have the opportunity to visit the Island and I stayed mainly on the capital Valetta, a beautiful harbour city that preserves much of its 16th century architectural heritage.