Dark Tour of Valletta

Start Date & Time: 24/03/2017 - 12:00 am

End Date & Time: 24/03/2017 - 12:00 am

Dark Tour of Valletta

On Friday, 24th March 2017, FAA members enjoyed an evening guided tour of Valletta led by the very knowledgeable Vincent Zammit.  Mr. Zammit gave an introduction outside the Parliament building, during which he said that he would recount some of the many stories associated with Valletta’s historic buildings, gruesome tales of murder, hangings, people (knights, nuns, slaves).  Mr. Zammit related a total of 14 stories, summaries of which can be found below;

 

 

Nearby is the Jesuits church and Jesuit’s College set up in 1592 to prepare candidates to the priesthood.  The College became known as Collegium Melitense.  The Jesuits taught higher educational studies until their expulsion from Malta by Grandmaster Manuel Pinto da Fonseca in 1768.  The old Collegium Melitense then became the old University of Malta.

Not far from here, a slave market was held every day in St. George’s Square.

 

Mr. Vincent Zammit ended his guided tour here and was thanked by FAA members for his interesting and colourful stories.

 

Derek Moss

FAA Member

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