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Thursday, 21 November 2013 Optional Dinner EUR 20

Friday, 22 November 2013 Optional Dinner EUR 30

Sunday morning 24 November 2013 Optional Tour to Three Cities EUR 20 (minimum no. of persons 17)

The tour will start with a crossing from Valletta to the Three Cities by boat, a splendid way of experiencing the Grand Harbour. Upon arrival in Vittoriosa (or Birgu, as it is better known by the locals), the tour proceeds with a walk along the streets of this city. The name 'Vittoriosa' derives from the vital role the city played in the Great Siege of 1565, namely the victory of the Knights of St John and the Maltese against the Ottoman forces. A monument commemorating this victory can be admired in the main square of the city. Vittoriosa was the area first selected by the Knights to serve as headquarters of the Order, before the building of the city of Valletta. In fact, the first buildings erected by the Knights are to be found here. Practically none of these buildings, however, are intact as the area was heavily damaged during the Second World War. Some of the old buildings have been totally rebuilt whilst others have been restored and are nowadays residences, offices or restaurants. 

Last Updated: 24 April 2013

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