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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 […]

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 […]

Crime, Torture and Punishment under the Knights

Crime, Torture and Punishment under the Knights On the evening of Thursday 23rd March, Dr William Zammit’s gave a talk on his book ‘Kissing the Gallows’, which covers crimes committed in Malta during the period 1600 – 1798, how the justice system actually worked, how criminals were tortured, and role of the public during execution […]

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 […]

Speak up over land ‘theft’

  Few people realise that the Maltese Constit­ution pledges that “the State shall safeguard the land­scape”. Mepa policies are full of nuggets of wisdom, including “within the designated natural coastal areas… no urban development will be permitted”, yet these policies are ignored as we witness an increase in abusive structures on beaches, even on protected […]

Officially-Sanctioned Tree Vandalism

  Following the destruction of the magnificent trees at Mellieha Sanctuary and the planned uprooting of trees at Kennedy Grove and in front of the Phoenicia Hotel, the Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar Tree Group is very concerned about the planned removal of some 38 trees at Senglea waterfront. While it supports the need to embellish […]

Positive Move on the heritage front

  Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) welcomes the Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism’s recent initiative to apply for financial assistance under the European Regional Development Fund, with the intention of rehabilitating Fort St Angelo in Vittoriosa. Equally positive are Dr Jason Azzopardi’s parallel measures taken to remove abusive structures below the Valletta bastions in an illegally […]

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