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Why Malta is the Ideal Destination for History Lovers

  • Jun 25, 2022

Malta's rich history dates back to 5900 BC. As a result, there are tonnes of historical artefacts that reflect different phases of the islands' history. So whether you're a history buff or a complete newbie, visiting Malta's historic sites is a must.  Valletta (Capital City) Malta's capital Valletta is a treasure trove of historic landmarks. The foundations of the city

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The Great Siege of Malta

  • Nov 20, 2021

The 1565 siege, referred to by the Maltese and historians as the Great Siege of Malta, refers to the four-month siege that ravaged Malta between May and September 1565. Here's a quick summary of what went down during those faithful four months. What Led to the Siege? Malta was a strategic stronghold for the Knights Hospitaller - also known as

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The Order of St. John in Malta

  • Jul 17, 2021

The Knights Hospitaller, also known as the Order of St John, were an early Catholic military order with a massive influence on the Maltese islands. The Knights are part and parcel of Malta's history, and their strong mark can still be seen and felt today.  Interested in learning more about the Order of St John? Keep reading.  Who Were the

Why was Malta awarded the George Cross?

  • Jun 6, 2020

Since World War II, the George Cross has transformed itself into an undisputedly Maltese symbol. Its cultural position was cemented when, on the 21st of September 1964, it was adopted as an official part of the independent state's flag. However, few people outside Malta know the exact reasons why Malta was awarded the George Cross. This article aims to shed

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Caravaggio in Malta

  • Nov 4, 2019

The Milan-born Michelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio is widely known for his realistic observation of the human figure as well as for being a troublemaker. Nowadays, he's recognised as one of the most important painters of the Baroque period that happened to have a colourful past that included Malta. Considering his tragically short life, Caravaggio seems to have experienced life in

A number of museums are located in Valletta City

The Top 5 Malta Museums You Should Visit!

  • Jun 2, 2018

Visiting the grand and historical museums that Malta has to offer should definitely be at the top of your to-do list when you plan your stay. Fortifications Interpretation Centre, St Mark Street, Valletta The Fortifications Interpretation Centre is like no other museum in Malta. It was built in 1582 and renovated into one of the most admired places in Valletta.

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What Language Is Spoken In Malta?

  • Apr 14, 2018

It is true that there are many UK ex-pats in Malta, as it was formerly under British rule. And Malta is a European Union country open to tourists from around the world, so it’s no surprise that English is spoken widely. 88% of the Malta population are English speaking, and due to Malta’s close proximity to Italy, around 66% of

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Streets Of Valletta

  • Feb 17, 2018

Valletta’s streets are very pedestrian-friendly, making Valletta a great city for exploring on foot. Anyone that’s visited Malta before will have fond memories of the cobbled Valletta streets that feel like a step back in time.  The streets are all straight, some of them small and narrow; and some of them wide and long, spanning across the majestic capital city.

Valletta City named after La Valette

La Valette & A Brief History Of Valletta, Malta’s Capital City

  • Sep 14, 2017

Grandmaster de la Valette played a crucial role in Valletta's history and in shaping the capital city as we know it today.  From just a short visit to Valletta anyone can see that Malta’s fantastic capital city is steeped in hundreds of years of history. There are very many story-telling landmarks and monuments across the Maltese islands; but Valletta particularly

View of Fort St.Elmo, where the National War Museum is situated

Malta’s National War Museum In Fort St. Elmo In Valletta

  • Sep 25, 2016

Like many British tourists to Malta, my family had military links with the islands, stretching back to between the wars. Malta's military history deserves some attention, the Knights shiny armour seems to get the majority of the attention in the tourist information but the Second World War in particular was a very important time for the island and indeed for

The National Library In Valletta, Just Around The Corner From Casa Ellul

  • Sep 24, 2016

Most of our guests come to escape the day to day chaos of their lives. They come to relax, to be pampered at our small luxury hotel, to sit in the hot tub on their terrace, to nestle in one of our sumptuous chairs to catch up on their reading. Many an author has based themselves and indeed retired on

Attention! Book a boutique hotel for your R&R

  • Apr 25, 2016

In the one hundred and seventy years that my family has owned this house, now a luxury boutique hotel, the area has seen many changes. The churches and main buildings have remained or were restored after World War II in close to their original style, taking an influence from the rulers of the day, the British. Our house, and your