1Valletta & The 3 Cities


Republic StreetA World Heritage Site and the capital city of Malta, Valletta is 'a city of palaces built by gentleman for gentleman'. Built by Grandmaster La Vallette in the 16th century, today Valletta is the thriving financial and commercial centre of Malta. A centre for government administration, shopping and culture Valletta bustles by day. By night, the capital city of Malta becomes a centre for cultural and musical events.


Floriana was built as a suburb of Valletta in the 17th century to enhance Valletta's fortifications. Boasting few attractions except a a handful of historic buildings, Floriana draws few visitors except those with a cultural inclination. Floriana's most important feature for tourists is Pinto Wharf - the arrival and departure point for ferries to Sicily.