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Vittoriosa Travel Guide: 112 reviews and 254 photos

Vittoriosa is situated on a small peninsula just south of Valletta across the Grand Harbour. It is one of the three historic fortified towns known as the Three Cities, the other two being Cospicua and Senglea. It is where the Knights of St John first settled.
It is the oldest of the Three and to this day it retains most of its historic buildings, despite the destruction during the war years, so is oozing with charm and was probably my favourite of the three cities - also known as the Cottonera.

On our own Three Cities tour we started at Senglea, then walked through Cospicua and ended up at Vittoriosa - but you could easily do it in reverse order.

The Collachio area in the old quarter, where the Knights had their inns or auberges is the most quaint part of Vittoriosa.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:ozzing with charm and history
  • Cons:none
  • In a nutshell:my favourite of the Three Cities
  • Last visit to Vittoriosa: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • steventilly's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2005 at 2:33 PM

    More typos than you can shake a stick at (as always) but nice pics and good info! :-p

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2005 at 2:25 AM

    Fantastic pictures, great writings. Very interesting info on the hospital on the rock. Maltese toasted bread with cheese and tomato, peppers,olives and herbs sounds yummy :-)

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2005 at 3:47 AM

    Fantastic photos Sandy and yummi food, what else could a person need to be happy :-D

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2005 at 11:57 AM

    Great page Sandy! Beautiful photos!!! Vittoriosa looks great! I especially love those small winding roads at Collachio. So picturesque!


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