Valletta (or Il-Belt) is the tiny capital of Malta, an island nation in the Mediterranean Sea. The fortified city was erected in the 1500s on a peninsula by the Knights of St. John, a Roman Catholic order. The city is known for its museums, palaces and imposing churches. The sites of Baroque interest include the Cathedral of Saint John, whose opulent interior houses the masterpiece of Caravaggio, the Decollation of Saint John the Baptist.
Location & access
Malta International Airport
- IATA code: MLA
- ICAO code: LMML
Malta’s only international airport and serves the entire Maltese archipelago. It is located on the territory of Kunsill Lokali-Luqa Local Council on the island of Malta. It occupies the location of the Luqa RAF aerodrome and has been completely refurbished to become an operational civilian airport.
It is still known by the population as Luqa Airport and sometimes as the international airport of Valletta, because located 8 kilometers from the Maltese capital.