An wonderful opportunity to learn about Malta and its millennial history.
Thanks to the daily departures from the port of Pozzallo operated by Virtu Ferries (www.virtuferries.com) by catamaran, you can visit the most important icons of the island.
Below one of the itinerary that you can follow:
09.15 Departure from Pozzallo 11.00 Arrival Valletta
Visit of Valletta – Malta’s Capital City which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and which will be European Capital of Culture in 2018. Situated at the crossroads of the Mediterranean the entire city of Valletta is testimony to the grandeur of the Knights of St. John who founded and embellished it.
On entering the city we are immediately impressed by the beauty of the ultra-modern Parliament Building – an architectural jewel designed by the internationally acclaimed Genoese architect, Renzo Piano.
Then proceeding to visit St John’s Co-Cathedral to see one of the most beautiful baroque churches in the world in all its splendour. The Co-Cathedral houses one of the most beautiful marble inlaid floors in the world. It is in the Oratory of this church that one can admire two of Caravaggio’s masterpieces: the Beheading of St John the Baptist, the largest and only painting which is signed by the great Italian master and the St Jerome which was commissioned for the Chapel of the Langue of Italy.
For lunch time Valletta offers a wide array of eateries to choose from. After lunch you can enjoy a stunning view of the Grand Harbour from the Upper Barracca Gardens to fully understand the intricate fortifications around the harbour which shaped Malta’s history.
From Valletta you can proceed to visit the fortified medieval city of Mdina, Malta’s former capital city. Different styles of architecture, from Siculo-Norman Palaces to baroque buildings of great historical importance, reflecting Mdina’s chequered history, abound. A breathtaking view of a large area of Malta can be enjoyed from Mdina’s imposing bastions.
18.30 Departure from Valletta 20.15 Arrival Pozzallo