Valletta from the Fortina SPA Resort live camSplendid panoramic view of Valletta from Tigné Point's seaside promenade

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Tony Tidswell

    Lucky you, We've got to wait until August before we return. Although just spent a week in Menorca which was good.

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    • 1 month ago
    • sej016

    Well, we got back last weekend and what a lovely time we had - especially visiting all the usual restaurants and bars we normally frequent :-) Nice weather, needless to say.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Jim Rafferty

    Nice photos Derek, only wish I could go back to my little Mediterranean pearl one more time :(

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Hi folks I have posted a couple of photos from the ferry on the way to Valletta in the evening .

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    • 2 months ago
    • Audrey Mason

    It's a very pleasant walk into Valletta sej016, we stay at the Fortina in Sliema and really enjoy the walk via the marina and Floriana, then back by the ferry after having enjoyed the streets and The Pub.
    Plus a stop at the Busy Bee cafe en route to Valletta for refreshments which are richly deserved if you're walking.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • sej016

    We'll be over there (in Gzira) in ten days time. Lovely !

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    • 2 months ago
    • Eric Humphrey

    Just returned from another fabulous fortnight at the Fortina Spa. Gazing at the harbour and re - living memories... Eric.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Phil Brooks

    Beautiful fireworks all above the city, going off at 20:50 UK time

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • Audrey Mason

    I totally agree with what you say Tony, it stands out when it surely should at least blend in with the architecture/sandstone etc. as it's part of a beautiful city, who on earth allowed this carbuncle to appear?

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • Tony Tidswell

    That ugly new white restaurant in Valletta spoils the view from Sliema.

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    • 6 months ago
    • Audrey Mason

    and a very merry Christmas to all the team at Skyline Webcams. thank you, it's great to see Malta through
    the webcams, we have many happy memories of the place. Still would love the underwater camera back in action.

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    • 8 months ago
    • viv

    Lots of sail boats on the water today, anyone want to come and crew with me?

  • avatar
    • 8 months ago
    • viv

    Good morning Skyliners everywhere! Hi Derek, hope you've had a good holiday. My friends were on the flight back to Newcastle last night after holidaying in Qawra. I'm going over on the 1st November for 5 day, I hope you left some sunshine!

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    • 9 months ago
    • Tony Tidswell

    Bet it's not as hot as when we were there in August. Enjoy yourself you lucky sod and have a cake or three at the Cordina Cafe, and don't get sunburnt either like I did.

Valletta from the Fortina SPA Resort

Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta), the wonderful capital of Malta, is a baroque jewel of incomparable value declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its extraordinary cultural heritage conservation.

Its origins are inextricably linked to the Knights Hospitaller (later Knights of Malta) who have built the city on a rocky area known as Sceberras Peninsula; Valletta (from latin: "Humilissima Civitas Valettae, Umilissima Città di Valletta") was named after the Grandmaster of the Order of Saint John, Jean Parisot de la Valette who laid the first stone; superbly located in the heart of the Mediterranean it is the key to its rich history and development, this stunning fortress-city grew rapidly and became the center of the maritime commerce enriched by its two famous harbours Grand Harbour (Il-Port il-Kbir) and Marsamxett Harbour (Il-Port ta' Marsamxett) both partially damaged, as a large part of the city, during the Second World War; the British Royal Navy settled here until 1979 and contributed to make them two of the most fortified and safest harbours in Europe, most cruise liners dock here. Valletta plays today an interesting role as a bustling and active admnistrative, commercial, tourist and cultural center, it's not by chance that it has been chosen as European Capital for Culture for 2018.

Valletta offers an invaluable historic heritage and breathtaking panoramic views among the richest in the world; the must-see attractions include the St. John's Co-Cathedral (Kon-Katidral ta' San Ġwann), the majestic Grandmaster's Palace with its impressive tapestries, today House of Parliament of the government of Malta (both dating back to the 16th century), old bastions and fortifications such as the Fort St. Elmo (Il-Forti Sant Iermu), the Auberge de Castille (Il-Berġa ta' Kastilja), the National Museum of Fine Arts or the Sacred Infirmary, the Knight's hospital. Valletta retains a timeless atmosphere, it is a pleasant mix of ancient and modern where picturesque cafès, old monuments, noble palaces and unnumbered churches, fashion clubs and unrivalled gardens are scattered everywhere. Noteworthy are the Barakka Gardens (Il-Barrakka ta' Fuq), originally the private gardens of the Knights of St. John, directly overlooking on Grand Harbour, Marsamxett Harbour and Cottonera Lines, an imposing line of fortifications surrounding the Three Cities of Vittoriosa (Birgu), Cospicua (Bormla) and Senglea (L-Isla); the tourist offer of Valletta also includes a number of sports and recreational activities as well as concerts, events and a dynamic nightlife also centred along the Valletta Waterfront in Floriana (Il-Furjana), a magical place recently renovated with stunning views on the Senglea fortifications.

Not so far, the city of Sliema and its Tigne Seafront offer stunning views on Valletta, all visitors will be carried away by a whirlwind of pure emotions.

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