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Malta has been inhabited since around 5200 BC and is still marked today with remnants of historic buildings such as the Grand Harbor in Valletta. In today’s modern world, Malta has changed its perspective and increased the inclusion of carnivals and other events including the yearly Holy Week and Fireworks.

Malta Tourist Information
Sightseeing in Malta

The Maltese Islands have been described as one big open-air museum. What makes them unique is that so much of their past is visible today. Delve into the Islands' mysterious prehistory, retrace the footsteps of St Paul or see where the Knights of St John defended Christendom.But Malta is no regular museum.

Here life is lived to the full, so make time for some living history and action. Visit locations where Oscar-winning blockbusters were filmed or go off the beaten track into ancient villages. Marvel at the fireworks and revelry of the summertime fiestas and enjoy a packed calendar of events all year round.

University of Malta

The University of Malta traces its origins to the founding of the Collegium Melitense in 1592. This college was run by the Jesuits and catered for non-Jesuit students. In 1578, Pope Gregory XIII empowered the Jesuits to confer the degrees of Magister Philosphiae and Doctor Divinitas. However, other subjects such as Grammar and the Humanities were also taught.

Following the abatement of the plague of 1675, Grand Master Nicolò Cotoner appointed Fra Dr. Giuseppe Zammit as "lettore" in Anatomy and Surgery at the Sacra Infermeria on the 19th October 1676. Zammit went on to establish the first medical library on the island as well as a medicinal herbal garden in one of the ditches of Fort Saint Elmo.

Malta International Airport

Malta’s geographical position made it possible for the Island to develop the aviation industry as early as the second decade of this century. At the time Malta was a British colony and as expected the first aircraft operating were military.

Civil aircraft appeared later during the 1920’s.The first civil airfield was constructed at Ta’ Qali, followed by others at Hal Far and Luqa.
During the Second World War, the airfields at Ta’ Qali and Hal Far were severely battered and civil operations centred on Luqa airport.

MIA's core air terminal operations include general passenger services, and the operation of an extensive range of retail services at the Airport, airside and landside shops, restaurants and other retail outlets.

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