SENIORS TRAVEL TO MALTA



Seniors Stop In Valetta

Main2 Valletta, the capital city of Malta is Europe’s smallest capital city, that senior travelers will locate in the heart of the deep blue Mediterranean Sea. Valletta is a dynamic city which has never ceased to change and move forward, retaining its original beauty and splendor.

Located on a hilly peninsula between two of the finest natural harbors in the Mediterranean, Valletta is a fortified city with many cruise ships anchored off its harbor. Passengers come for a closer look and a visit.

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Valletta, (population 6,744), is one of Europe’s most sophisticated micro cities with an intense concentration of baroque architecture and a defense line of fortifications that is second to none. Valletta owes its existence to the Knights of St John, who planned the city as a refuge to care for injured soldiers and pilgrims during the Crusades in the 16th century.

Until the arrival of the Knights, Mount Sceberras, on which Valletta stands, lying between two natural harbors, was an arid area of land. Its fortified and bastioned walls are modeled around the natural site.

 Seniors Consider Segway Tour Of Malta

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A major draw in Valetta is St. John’s Co-Cathedral that was built by the Knights of Malta between 1573 and 1578, having been commissioned in 1572 by Grand Master Jean de la Cassière. Senior visitors will want to seek out Lascaris Battery, also known as Fort Lascaris, an artillery battery.

Me, I would hop aboard a Segway and tour the entire city. Known as The Fortress City, “Citta’ Umilissima,” Valetta is a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen” and is a living, working city and the administrative and commercial heart of Malta.

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Valletta is named after its founder, the respected Grand Master of the Order of St. John, Jean Parisot de la Valette. The 16th-century Grand Master’s Palace conceals a sumptuous interior and was once the residence of the Grand Masters of the Knights of St John.

Early in its history Valetta was ruled successively by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John. There are several UNESCO sites to visit. It’s all just awaiting your arrival and you will soon see why so many visitors flock to this Mediterranean island.  jeb

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