Valletta Heritage lectures a success

Cultural enthusiasts filled up the Aula Magna of the Old University building in Valletta for the first of a series of public lectures organised by Frank Salt Real Estate, exploring the treasures of the capital.

The lectures were delivered by Edward Said, an architect who took the audience through facts and myths on subterranean Valletta, and by Joan Abela, whose lecture brought to light Valletta’s role as Christendom’s capital for human trafficking in the 16th and 17th centuries, from notarial documents found at the Notarial Archives.

The lectures are an initiative of Frank Salt Real Estate through its recently established Valletta Heritage Property division, with the input of archaeologist Timmy Gambin.

The first lecture illustrated the subterranean dimension of Valletta, exploring the city chronologically, through which members of the audience were taken on an underground journey, starting from the time when Mount Sceberras was virgin land right up to the rediscovery of tunnels in the past few years.

Ms Abela explained the merits of the Notarial Archives in shedding light on an ancient world that would have otherwise been lost to present-day generations.

Thanks to investments made over past years, Valletta is becoming ever more attractive, particularly when it comes to the real estate market.

In line with this, Frank Salt Real Estate has stepped up its efforts to raise awareness of the city’s rich heritage.

“People who take an interest in buying a property in Valletta do so for much more than brick and mortar,” said chairman Frank Salt.

“They understand the core value of being part of this magical place and are intrigued by its ornate architecture, rich history and modern, cosmopolitan vibe. They know that living in Valletta is not just about buying property but taking up a lifestyle.”

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