Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Luxury one bedroom upmarket apartment located in the ancient medieval village of Vittoriosa, the headquarters of The Order of St John and the most prominent of The Three Cities.
Stepping down from your apartment you can enjoy swimming, fishing and wonderful walks surrounded by the sea and the village magnificent maritime history.
Your apartment building sits on the International Vittoriosa Yacht Marina where you will see the breathtaking super yachts berthed, you will find an array of waterfront cafes, restaurants and wine bars providing excellent quality food at very reasonable prices.
Step back in time and wonder through the narrow cobblestone streets of Vittoriosa, listen to the church bells ringing, admire the traditional architecture or stop in one of the many fine restaurants and wine bars to enjoy an excellent meal, still cooked in the traditional way using fresh local and seasonal produce accompanied by a glass of local wine.
The apartment is situated in the perfect location for you to enjoy the many attractions that this village has to offer all within walking distance.
Vittoriosa is well known for its many festivities, medieval traditions, craft markets, and firework displays to make your holiday unforgettable.
Beach, Town, Waterfront
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Island of Malta region
Vittoriosa is a very old locality on the south side of the Grand Harbour in Malta, with its origins reaching back to medieval times. The city occupies a promontory of land with Fort St Angelo at its head and the city of Cospicua at its base. Birgu is ideally situated for safe anchorage, and over time it has developed a very long history with maritime, mercantile and military activities. Prior to the establishment of Valletta as capital and main city of Malta, military powers that wanted to rule the Maltese islands would need to obtain control of Birgu due to its significant position in the Grand Harbour.
Vittoriosa is the location of several tourist attractions. The historic Vittoriosa Waterfront contains the former Palace of the General of the Galleys and the Order of St John's treasury. The area was refurbished in the early 2000s, and both buildings are used for other activities: the former is now a casino, while the latter is home to the Malta Maritime Museum. A second museum, the Vittoriosa 1565 Museum, is also located in the town and is dedicated to the siege and the battle in the town in 1565.
St. Lawrence's Church, one of several churches in the parish, was once the Conventual Church of the Order of St John. Other churches in Birgu include the Monastery of St. Scholastica and the Our Lady of Annunciation Church, also known as St. Dominic's Church. The Freedom Monument commemorates the departure of British forces from the island in 1979. Birgu also contains the Auberges of the Knights, including the Auberge d'Angleterre, for some time the home of the Knights of St John on the island, which now contains a public library.
At the centre of the Grand Harbour, the 16th-century fortification tower Fort St Angelo still stands. The central piazza in Birgu was badly damaged by bombing during World War II, but one 19th-century palace thought to have been designed by Giuseppe Bonavia survives, and is used as the headquarters of the St Lawrence Band Club.