As members of the Commonwealth, we heard the Queens address last night, where she stated “we will succeed”, reminds us of the fortitude that links UK and Malta together when Malta was presented with the George Cross in 1942 by King George VI accompanied by a handwritten letter. The Governor Malta To honour her brave people, I award the George Cross to the Island Fortress of Malta to bear witness to a heroism and devotion that will long be famous in history. George R.I. April 15th 1942 This ceremony is also re-enacted every year in April in St George’s Square, the original place it was done. In this time, we are facing another war, but together, we will remain strong and as the Queen simply stated - We will be with our friends again, we will be with our families again, we will meet again – we certainly look forward to seeing our valued clients again. @dmcadvantage | @dmc_forward | @platinumdmc | @eberhardvonforstner #malta #gozo #georgecross #queenelizabethii #wewillsucceedalways #eventprofs
Alpine Sterling DMC Malta & Gozo - 2020 April Update #01 https://mailchi.mp/alpinemalta/alpinefestivecard-1058122 @dmc_forward | @dmcadvantage | @platinumdmc | @eberhardvonforstner #malta #gozo #alpinesterling #stayhome #tourismstrong #postponedontcancel #workfromhome #valletta #kempinskihotelgozo
Upper Barrakka Gardens The Upper Barrakka Gardens Is a must see when you visit Valletta. There are some magnificent views of the Grand Harbour the three cities. The gardens are a tranquil spot away like an oasis from the city streets. The gardens were built in the 1560’s and were originally roofed, but the ceiling was removed in 1775. The gardens were originally used to offer recreation to the knights in Malta but was opened to the public in 1800. One can walk around the gardens, and besides enjoying the views, you could take in the numerous monuments and memorials of some important people to Malta including Sir Winston Churchill. Included in the gardens area is the Barrakka Lift, which leads down to the waters edge below. Another point to note is the saluting battery which is on the lower tier and played host to many events that require and awesome view. @dmc_forward | @dmcadvantage | @platinumdmc | @eberhardvonforstner #malta #gozo #valletta #upperbarrakkagardens #salutingbattery #barakkalift #winstonchurchill
Only a 25-minute ferry-ride away from #Malta lies the island of #Gozo, which offers a unique and relaxing island-life experience. .. Characterised by its breath-taking natural landscapes, welcoming locals and age-old traditions, Gozo leaves a positive lasting impression on visitors. .. Together with our friends from the luxurious 5-star Kempinski Hotel, we’d like to share some of the top activities that we can’t wait to enjoy again on the island of Gozo! .. - The relaxing spa within the Kempinski hotel provides heavenly Ayurveda treatments and massages. Pair that with a yoga class, cooking session or painting lesson within the hotel for a truly relaxing experience! . - Surrounded by the deep blue Mediterranean seas, Gozo boast several world-famous diving spots and beaches and is a hot-spot for fun water-based activities such as kayaking. . - The Tal-Mixta Cave is one of the island’s hidden gems and one of the locations that can be reached on foot, or as part of a private jeep, quadbike or Segway tour. . - When the sun goes down, there’s no better place to lay down than in one of the beautiful hotel rooms and re-charge for another day of sun-filled adventures! .. What are you most looking forward to when we all start travelling again? .. @dmc_forward @dmcadvantage @platinumdmc @eberhardvonforstner @kempinskigozo #Traditions #Malta #Gozo #5starHotel #Spa #diving #Kayaking #quadbike #cave
In the heart of Valletta lies Republic Square, often called ‘Piazza Regina’ after a statue of Queen Victoria was erected in the square in 1891 to commemorate Her Majesty’s 50th birthday. The square is surrounded by buildings dating back to the 16th century, including the treasury of the Order of St John (now the ‘Casino Maltese’) and the Maltese National Library, known as the Bibliotheca. The latter serves as a reference library, founded by the Grand Master Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc in 1796, and is viewed as one of the treasures of Malta. During the British Period, the square was used as a private orchard. It has since been opened up to the public, with many restaurants and cafés occupying the space. One of which is Café Cordina, renowned for serving traditional cheesecakes, refreshing ice cream and mouth-watering local Cannoli. A perfect place to stop on a summer’s day! @DMC_forward @DMCAdvantage @Platinumdmc @Eberhardvonforstner #republicsquare #Malta #Gozo #QueenVictoria #Icecream #OrderofStJohn
Walking through Valletta, Malta’s capital city, is like taking a journey through time. Built by the Knights of St John and named after their Grandmaster Jean Parisot de Valette, Valletta is recognised as one of the finest examples of baroque architecture in the world. As a designated UNESCO world heritage site, Valletta is considered an ‘open–air museum’, displaying the city’s history from the 16th century up until today. Upon your arrival, you will pass through the modern city gate that was designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano. One of the most striking buildings you will see as you enter the city is ‘Pjazza Teatru Rjal’, an open-air theatre built within the ruins of the Royal Opera House that was heavily bombed during WWII. Many of the ‘auberges’, which were once home to the different ‘languages’ (nationalities) of the Knights, have been opened as museums or offices. This includes the impressive Auberge de Castille et Lyon (pictured below), which serves as the office of the Prime Minister
Siege Bell Memorial, Valletta The Siege Bell in Valletta serves as a reminder for our heroes that were fallen in WW II. The Belfry was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1992 during the 15th anniversary of when Malta was awarded the George Cross. Everyday around midday the bell rings with its sound vibrating across the waters of the Grand Harbour. Next to the largest bell in Malta is a bronze catafalque symbolising the burial of the unknown soldier at sea.
Alpine Sterling DMC Malta & Gozo -March Update #02
Happy Saint Joseph’s Day (San Ġużepp) today! In Malta it’s a public holiday celebrating St Joseph’s day. Malta is predominantly Catholic and celebrates this day with other countries such as Italy, Portugal, Poland and even Canada. This is a day of special remembrance since 10th Century AD. It happens during lent where dishes eaten are meatless except for fish. In Malta, the celebrations are mainly held in Mdina. Usually there are special masses, colourful processions and extensive fireworks. This year due to the current situation will be a bit different but next year will continue to be one of the feast days’ worth coming to Malta for.