Article written by: Danilo Plüss (Maltalingua Student)
On Wednesday, June the 11th, we visited Valletta. The activity was organized by Mariella our English teacher and tour guide. We met up at Giuseppe in St. Julians and while we waited for the bus we had a cold beer 🙂
The driver arrived at 15:15 at Giuseppe and full of expectations of Valletta, we get on the bus. The driver will bring us safely through the traffic to Valletta. As we arrived Mariella showed us the first building while talking about the history of Malta. This was the palace of the Prime Minister. Then she led us to the fortress town and explaining various buildings – of course in English!
Malta’s capital city: a living, working city, the administrative and economic heart of the islands. Valletta was named after its founder, the Grand Master of the Order of St John, Jean Parisot de la Valette and it is situated near the two deep harbours Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour. It only took 15 years to build all of Valletta with all the forts and cathedrals.
The most impressive for me was the view of the ports of Birgu, Bormla and Isla.
After nearly three hours walking through Valletta and another cold beer in a street café we left satisfied and with a lot of historical knowledge and beautiful memories to take home with me.
In all, a perfect day with Maltalingua!