Already built since Phoenician times, their inlets and fortified walls provided the perfect conditions for mooring and protecting Grand Harbour, moreover a home and fortress to almost every people who settled here; rightly considered the cradle of Malta's history and culture, the origins of their palaces, churches, forts and bastions go back to time immemorable.Something in detail: Vittoriosa has played a significant role thanks to its strategic importance as portual city and the proximity to Fort St.Elmo is located the above-mentioned Fort Ricasoli, a large fortification in the promontory known as Gallows Point built by the Knights of Malta at the end of the 17th century and named after its main financier, the Italian knight Giovanni Francesco Ricasoli; originally constructed to give protection to the Grand Harbour, it was active during the British rule but suffered greatly during the Second World War, much of the entire structure was damaged, the evidence of its so fascinating remains are still visible all around, however it enjoys wonderful panoramic views over Valletta and its surroundings.Just for curiosity: Fort Ricasoli and its walls have been chosen and used as a filming location for successful films such as Gladiator, Agora, Helen of Troy and Julius Caesar.Angelo (Forti Sant'Anglu); as the first home of the Knights Hospitaller of St.John (later Knights of Malta) it still boasts some ancient Knights' residences (auberges) and walls dating back to the 16th century; Senglea, originally an island, was strategically joined to Cospicua, during the Second World War heavy bombardments devasted most of the city but today it still offers superb views especially from the Safe Haven Gardens; the larger but younger Cospicua was the centre of all commercial and military activity, however it suffered extensive damage during World War II that fortunately spared the famous and robust fortifications of Santa Margherita Lines, still perfectly preserved.
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Jim Rafferty Hello I was just going to ask the very same question about that roving camera I only saw it a few times but thought hey this is great my wife Christine and I stood above that view point a year or so ago I forget but were going next year for sure mind you we do get to see some smashing ships etc on here and I look at the Swiss train one some times the cows are out in fields near the viaduct :)There appears to be a problem with the Valletta cameras, both of the cruise ship cameras and St Georges square have been offline for a couple of days. Also, last year there was a moving camera on the British hotel - is that likely to return, as it was a very interesting camera?