Valletta, Malta cruises

Sir Walter Scott famously declared Valletta “a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen”, and the superbly landscaped parks and palaces within its 16th century sandstone fortifications make it clear why.

Valetta’s narrow streets are cool and inviting, and St John’s Co-Cathedral is a catholic masterpiece. In the National War Museum you can see the George Cross awarded for Malta’s role in World War II.