Welcome to Valletta – The Smallest Capital of the European Union in the heart of Mediterranean sea
Valetta is the capital city of Malta Island, that is one of three that form the Maltese Archipelago that consists of three islands, lying in the centre of Mediterranean Sea. Malta is the largest one. Followed by Gozo, more rural and characterised by fishing, tourism and agriculture. Finally, Cumino, which is largely uninhabited.
Valletta is the island’s commercial, administrative and financial centre. It’s a city rich of history and cultural tradition, a open-air museum, and beause of this the city was officially recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980, and it was selected as the European Capital of Culture for 2018.
Information and Facts
The Maltese are famous for their cheerfulness and fun-loving, so they offer many places for your amusement, for different ages and tastes.
In the majority the clubs, pubs and coffee bars are in Paceville,St.Julian’s and Bugibba, where often there are parties with international DJ: you can reach those villages by using public transports. If you’d like to spend a more relaxing evening, in Valletta there are nice and cool wine-bar.
The Valletta’s streets and piazzas range from the mid-16th century Baroque to Modernism
Space. About buildings of historical importance, you have to visit the Grandmaster’s Palace, which has always been the house of the government in Malta, first by the Knights, then British and now it houses the Maltese parliament and the president’s office. There is the St.John’s Co-Cathedral, that had been in the past the Conventual Church of the Knights of Malta, and it has the Caravaggio’s largest painting and the only one he’d ever signed. Walking in Valletta, you can find over 25 churches, some museums, as National Museum of Archaeology and the National Museum of Fine Art, and two wonderful gardens, the Barakka and the Hastings gardens.
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Valletta has a Mediterranean climate. The summers are warm and dry, with average high temperatures about 30°C and average low temperatures about 22°C in August. The winters are mild and wet, with heavy precipitation: the average high temperatures in January are around 15°C, while the low around 10°C.
Valletta is reachable by the Malta International Airport located 8 kilometres from the city, in the town of Luqa. Bus services operate from 5.30 and 23.00hrs, and there are 80 different routes from the different localities in Malta.