Merħba ġol-Belt Valletta!
Valletta is Malta's capital city: it is a living, working city, and considered to be the administrative and commercial heart of the Islands. Named after its founder, the Grand Master of the Order of St. John, Jean Parisot de la Valette, this fortress city grew on the arid rock of the Sceberras peninsula, which rises steeply from two deep harbours: Marsamxett and Grand Harbour. The first stone was laid on the peninsula in 1566, while the whole city - with its impressive bastions, forts and cathedral – was completed in the astonishingly short time of 15 years.
Valletta has many titles, all recalling its rich historical past. It is the "modern" city built by the Knights of St John; a masterpiece of the Baroque; a European Art City and a World Heritage Site. And in 2018 it will become European Capital of Culture. Today, it is one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.
The city is busy by day, yet retains a timeless atmosphere. The grid of narrow streets boasts some of Europe's finest art works, churches and palaces. Walking around Valletta you'll come across intriguing historical site around every corner: statues, niches, fountains and coats of arms high up on parapets. Narrow side streets are full of tiny quaint shops and cafés, while Valletta's main streets are lined with larger shops. (via visitmalta.com)
Creative Europe Desk
The Creative Europe Desk (CED) Malta is hosted by the Culture Directorate in Valletta. The CED is chiefly responsible for the promotion of Creative Europe – the European Commission’s framework programme for the support of the Culture and Audiovisual sectors.