As one of the world’s leading travel authorities, The Lonely Planet is a major source of information for million travellers worldwide. Their annual publication Best in Travel is always eagerly-awaited and sure to increase the trips booked to any destination mentioned.
We are proud to announce that Malta’s capital city Valletta has now been awarded 5th place in the Best Cities category in the recently published Best in Travel 2015. Valletta is listed in the Top Ten amongst Washington, DC (USA), Milano (Italy), Vienna (Austria) and a few others. One of the main reasons for the choice to include Valletta in the selection are the recent architectural changes that are noticeable when entering the city: the newly built stair cases on either side, the open air Auditorium and the extravagant new parliament building designed by the renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano.
The mention in the Best Cities by The Lonely Planet also goes along with an anniversary that will be celebrated next year: 450 years since the Great Siege in 1565 which was fought against Turkish invaders. Mr Paul Bugeja, CEO of the Malta Tourism Authority, comments on the publication: “I am delighted that Valletta has been chosen as one of the top cities in the world in this highly influential publication. This is very positive for the country […]”