The Marvels of Valletta...a Walk Through History
Even if you are the "independent" type you will benefit from taking part in this up-close and personal experience of Valletta. Explore with us the rich history of the city and walk in the footsteps of knights. Your knowledgeable local guide will point out many interesting facts and places that would be difficult to discover on your own. This intimate overview will provide you with an excellent base for any independent activities you may be planning in the city later in the afternoon. Casa Rocca Piccola is a 16th Century Palazzo - It is not a museum but the private home of a Maltese noble family. In a recent UK National Paper, Casa Rocca Piccola was described as offering "a unique chance to see inside one of the last private unconverted Valletta palaces still in use as a private home today. Its history goes back over 400 years to an era in which the Knights of St. John decided to build themselves a prestigious city to rival other European capitals: Valletta. The first owner of the house was an Admiral of the Order of St. John and it was sold later to a Maltese nobleman. Allow a member of the De Piro Family to guide you through the rooms and you will hear some intimate and interesting stories of various precious pieces of furniture, paintings, silver ware and personal memorabilia. Refreshments will be served in the Courtyard. Follow your guide to St John's Co- Cathedral. Here, many Knights and Grand Masters found their last resting place. Elaborate marble tombstones and monumental artwork adorn their burial places and remind visitors of their grand past. Walk to the Upper Barrakka Gardens, going past some Auberges built by the Knights. See the ruins of the Old Royal Opera House. Walk past The Church dedicated to Our Lady of Victory. The Upper Barrakka Gardens are located on the highest point on the 16th-century bastion walls that the Knights of St John built to protect and encircle their city of Valletta. From here you have an incomparable view of the Grand Harbour and the Three Cities across the water. water. Return to the yacht thereafter or remain in town for independent discoveries. Your guide will assist you in pointing out the way back. See you in Valletta!
Notes: A minimum participation is required in order to operate thisadventure. Walking in the city is for the most part flat but do wear comfortable walking shoes. As you will be visiting a cathedral, modest dress is requested; please do not wear shoulder less tops, stiletto shoes or shorts, as you will be refused entry.
Duration: 3.5 hours
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