Students, cultural enthusiasts and various professionals, occupied most of the seats at the Aula Magna of the Old University Building in Valletta for the second of a series of public lectures organized by Frank Salt Real Estate exploring the treasures and history of our capital city. Together with the coordination of renowned archeologist, Dr. Timmy Gambin, the lectures were delivered by Mr. Liam Gauci, Curator of the Malta Maritime Museum, whose lecture centered on the momentous two years of the French occupation in Malta, from 1798 to 1800 and by Dr. Conrad Thake who provided a kaleidoscope of social historical aspects of the city over time since its inception.
The public lectures are an initiative of Frank Salt Real Estate through its recently established Valletta Heritage Property division.
The first lecture by Mr. Liam Gauci illustrated how in June 1798 General Bonaparte captured Malta from the hands of the Order of St. John. After only three months the Maltese rose up in revolution against the French Republican forces. Valletta was besieged and life in the city was drastically changed. Liam Gauci uncovered the various facets of Valletta under siege. This was followed by a lecture by Dr Conrad Thake, who offered an informal overview of how our capital city has changed, transformed and renewed itself over time. It is city born out of a grand vision by the Order of St John that flourished over time, surviving even during times of adversity. Valletta is an urban stage set where a wide range of human activities unfold.
Valletta is becoming ever more attractive, with more and more events being organized in the city. This has also brought with it a particular interest in real estate. So Frank Salt Real Estate continues to increase its efforts to raise awareness of the city’s rich heritage. “People want to live and breath history in the capital.” stated Mr. Frank Salt, Company Chairman. “Owning a property in Valletta is in itself unique, even more so when most of the properties situated in Valletta are adorned with ornate architecture, capable of being transformed into modern and cosmopolitan dwellings.” This is where Frank Salt Real Estate’s Valletta Heritage property consultants can assist. Our database of properties for sale and to Let in Valletta is always growing, offering a wide selection.
To find out more about forthcoming Valletta Heritage public lectures and to register one may do so by visiting www.franksalt.com.mt/vallettaheritage or www.vallettaheritage.com