Malta's capital, the minicity of Valletta, has ornate palaces and museums protected by massive fortifications of honey-color limestone. Houses along the narrow streets have overhanging wooden balconies for people-watching from indoors. Generations ago they gave housebound women a window on the world of the street.
Valletta at a Glance
- Barrakka ta' Fuq (Upper Barrakka Gardens)
- Casa Rocca Piccola
- Fort St. Elmo
- Grand Masters' Palace
- Great Siege of Malta and the Knights of St. John
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