Would I live in Valletta a Capital City with Character?
Valletta is the capital city of Malta, a World Heritage site and if anything, is an open air museum.Valletta is a living city. It is the core of the Maltese political, administrative and business jurisdiction as well as a prime tourist attraction. Built by the Knights of St John on a peninsula that’s only 1km by 600m, its founder decreed that it should be ‘a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen.’
Valletta is not your typical city. The heavy traffic most other European cities endure, is largely absent here. The city is a hive of activity by day, yet preserves a timeless atmosphere by night, that gives the feeling that you are changing gear.
The best way to get around and see the most, from your visit to Valletta, is on foot. As Valletta is a public transport hub is it extremely easy to reach it from anywhere around the island – reach it via taxi, water ferry, bus or cruise liner. It provides action through most of the day, since it is the commercial,state and tourist hub and draws people in for different reasons.
Enjoy the restaurants, market stalls, open-air cafes and museums. Admire the bastion walls, Malta’s balconies, which are a unique feature to match the luzzu boats or the Maltese cross, through their riot of colours, materials, textures and decorative motifs, they enhance the visual aspect of Valletta’s streets.
Then as the sun sets, Valletta calms down, promoting a sense of calm and quiet and turns into a magic fortified city where the architecture stands out under the evening lights. There is more than enough to entice anybody wishing to wine, dine and listen to live music or just have a peaceful stroll.
Valletta has been selected as European Capital of Culture for 2018. The Maltese government will be investing enormous attention to create greater mobility towards and within Valletta, via parking spaces, new squares and more culture centres. As per ECoC regulations set by the EU, the Cultural Programme is to promote a European dimension and encourage citizen participation. Valletta 2018 will enable the participation of the citizens of Malta and Europe and will form an integral and sustainable part of the long-term social, economic and cultural development of Malta.
Reasons to relocate to Valletta.
It is one of the oldest cities in Malta, so that its houses and palazzos are built in the old style, high ceilings and traditional features, sculpted stonework facades, stone balustrades, brass door knockers, Maltese tiles, wooden beams, wooden balconies, coats of arms, corner niches and amazing views. A Valletta property investment is practically incomparable.
Most residential properties in Valletta enjoy easy and quick access to the sea, a 10-minute walk is the furthest you would be.
With the formulation of Airbnb, a popular investing option is buying a property to let out. The fact that most clients boast a 95% occupancy, year round, provides added reassurance.
There has been a steady increase of available property in Valletta fro multi-million Euro palazzos to apartments.
As Valletta enjoys the presence of over 200 eateries of varied categories, all of which vie for Excellence Certification by TripAdvisor, the commercial investment in the hospitality sector is very buoyant.