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The Three Cities - Historic Villages

Location: South Malta.

Neighboring Towns and Villages: Kalkara, Cospicua, Zabbar, Fgura.

Accommodation in the 3 Cities: A few apartments are available for holiday rentals.

Shopping in the Three Cities: Flea Market every Tuesday in central Birgu.

Banks, Bureau De Change, ATM's: Numerous all around the three cities.

Entertainment:Yacht Marina, seaside bars, restaurants, cafes,

History & Culture: Museums, Inquisitor's Palace 

Popular Beach Clubs & Lidos: None.

Popular Cafes & Restuarants: Bacino Cafe, Cafe Du Brazil, Don Berto, Sottovento Cucina e Mare

Beaches: Rocky beaches not recommended for swimming.

Dive Centres: Drifa Diving Centre

Public Transport: Regular and frequent buses.

Health: Pharmacies are available in Kalkara and Isla.

Town Information: Vittoriosa, previously known as Birgu, is one of the Three Cities (the other two being Cospicua and Senglea). This little town is situated on a peninsula, just across the Grand Harbour. Originally known as Il Borgo, and then Birgu, it was one of the most important towns in medieval Malta. In 1530, when the Hospitallers (Knights of St. John of Jerusalem) arrived in Malta, they resided in and conducted their government from this town. It was strongly fortified and served as the Hospitallers  defense bastion against the Turks in the Great Siege of Malta in 1565.Numerous typical maltese houses and alleyways can be found in and around Vittriosa. This city has just recently undergone tremendous investment with a brand new yacht marina, a casino and numerous eateries along its waterfront.