22 April 2014

Malta – The Upper Barrakka Gardens of Valletta

Bald Hiker 11/04/2014: If you make the trip to Malta, and take some time to take in the capital Valletta, then there is one area you must stop by, the Upper Barrakka Gardens! The highest point of the city and its walls, containing not just history and ceremony, but magnificent panoramas.

To go back the the creation of the gardens we again have to look back at the Knights of Malta, the Order of St John. The Knights had different langues (sections) depending on language, and in 1775 an Italian Knight gave these gardens for the Italian langue and their private recreation area... more photos