la valletta malta
SmartCity Malta - Kalkara. On a surface extending from Ricasoli Point (Rikazoli) and Grand Harbour (Il-Port il-Kbir) in Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta), an ambitious project, among the most beautiful in the Mediterranean, is coming to life, a joint venture between SmartCity of Dubai and the Government of Malta concerning the construction of an urban area of about 360.000 m2, SmartCity Malta.
Malta was ruled by the Order of Saint John as a vassal state of the Kingdom of Sicily from 1530 to 1798. The islands of Malta and Gozo, as well as the city of Tripoli in modern Libya, were granted to the Order by Spanish Emperor Charles V in 1530, following the loss of Rhodes.The Ottoman Empire managed to capture Tripoli from the Order in 1551, but an attempt to take Malta in 1565 failed.