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Birgu – The Religious Heritage

Birgu – The Religious Heritage On the evening of Friday 20th October, FAA members gathered just outside Birgu’s Main Advanced Gate entrance for a guided tour led by experienced tour guide Vincent Zammit walking the trail of the Knights of St John along the streets of Birgu viewing the architectural styles and traditions, stretching up […]

Birgu and the Great Siege

Birgu and the ‘Great Siege’ On the evening of Friday 19th May, FAA members gathered at the Birgu War Museum entrance for a guided tour of the city of Birgu led by experienced tour guide, Vincent Zammit, to relive the history of one of the greatest sieges of all time and mark its anniversary.  The […]

Tales of Citta Vittoriosa

Birgu was the maritime city that welcomed the Order of the Knights of St John in 1530. From a small, humble seaside village, it was to become the headquarters of the Order’s fleet till 1798, embellished by buildings like the Knights’ auberges and the Inquisitor’s palace. > The city was to continue to build on […]

Senglea and its Heritage – Città Invicta 12th May

On the evening of Friday 5th May, FAA members gathered at Valletta Customs House for a boat ride by dgħajsa to il Maċina Gate, Senglea, followed by a walking tour of the city led by experienced tour guide Vincent Zammit. Mr. Zammit narrated the history of il Maċina Gate located in Dockyard Creek, (formerly known […]

Great Siege Dinner + Harbour Cruise

On the evening of Saturday 1st July 2017, FAA members assembled at the Sliema Ferries to check-in for the FAA ‘Great Siege Dinner and Harbour Cruise’.  Aboard the ‘Hera 1’ sailing around Marsamxett and Grand Harbour and its creeks, against the backdrop of one of the world’s greatest UNESCO sites, Valletta, our highly experienced tour […]

Hidden Gems of Valletta

Hidden Gems of Valletta On Friday, 17th February 2017, FAA members enjoyed an evening guided tour led by lecturer Vincent Zammit, a very knowledgeable and leading tour guide. The tour began by walking up the steps alongside St. John’s Bastion, where Mr. Zammit talked about the location of the foundation stone for the new city […]

The Boats of Malta – And The Fishermen Too

Words by Derek Moss. Pictures by Maura Marlow bar the above, credited to the Malta Society of Arts, our gracious hosts. On Thursday 9th February, Prof. Anthony Aquilina of the University of Malta and Fiona Vella both gave fascinating and interesting talks on ‘The Boats of Malta’. Prof. Aquilina’s talk came thanks to the research […]

Illegal Land Grab Amounts to Theft

Comino – public land up for grabs (please sign our petition hereunder)   MEPA’s Structure Plan states:   “The countryside and the coast are two of the nation’s most valuable natural resources. Recognising this, the Planning Authority will rigidly control development of the countryside and coast in general.” The Structure Plan continues with POLICY CZM 3:  “Public access […]

FAA welcomes Budget measures – 9.11.09

  Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar welcomes the importance given to heritage in this Budget, as shown by the funds allocated to the restoration of the Palace, the Birgu collacchio, the Cittadella and various other heritage sites in Malta and Gozo. The heritage and environment group is especially gratified that funds have been earmarked for the […]

Renzo Piano Plan for City Gate and Transport – 27.07.09

  Whilst recognising the difficulty of redesigning City Gate following the rather insensitive construction of the present gate in 1964, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) suggests that something more than a bare gap in the bastions might be more suited as the main entrance to a fortified city, especially since continuity of the bastion line […]

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