Comino – A World Unto Itself

Comino – A World Unto Itself

Comino – A World Unto Itself. On the morning of Sunday 28th May, FAA members gathered at Cirkewwa to cross by boat ride to Santa Marija Bay in Comino, followed by a walking tour of the island led by experienced tour guide Vincent Zammit.  Places of interest visited included Santa Marija Chapel, Santa Marija Battery and... [...]

The Beauty of the Addolorata Cemetery

The Beauty of the Addolorata Cemetery

The Beauty of the Addolorata Cemetery On Saturday 29th April, FAA members assembled inside the entrance to the Addolorata Cemetery in Marsa for a two-hour guided tour explaining the history and design of the cemetery and the artistry of its private funerary chapels.  The tour was led by experts Prof Conrad Thake, author and... [...]

The Role of Women in World War Two

The Role of Women in World War Two

The Role of Women in World War II:  the Case of Malta FAA members assembled at Hilltop Gardens, Naxxar on the evening of Monday 15th May 2017 to hear an illustrated talk by World War II researcher Simon Cusens entitled “The Role of Women in WWII – the Case of Malta”, which highlights women’s dedication and reliability... [...]

Senglea and its Heritage – Città Invicta

Senglea and its Heritage – Città Invicta

Senglea and its Heritage – Città Invicta On the evening of Friday 5th May, FAA members gathered at Valletta Customs House for a boat ride by dgħajsa to il Maċina Gate, Senglea, followed by a walking tour of the city led by experienced tour guide Vincent Zammit. Mr. Zammit narrated the history of il Maċina Gate located... [...]

Dark Tour of Valletta

Dark Tour of Valletta

Dark Tour of Valletta On Friday, 24th March 2017, FAA members enjoyed an evening guided tour of Valletta led by the very knowledgeable Vincent Zammit.  Mr. Zammit gave an introduction outside the Parliament building, during which he said that he would recount some of the many stories associated with Valletta’s historic buildings,... [...]

Crime, Torture and Punishment under the Knights

Crime, Torture and Punishment under the Knights

Crime, Torture and Punishment under the Knights On the evening of Thursday 23rd March, Dr William Zammit’s gave a talk on his book ‘Kissing the Gallows’, which covers crimes committed in Malta during the period 1600 – 1798, how the justice system actually worked, how criminals were tortured, and role of the public... [...]

Scenes of a City

Scenes of a City

Scenes of a City On the evening of Thursday 16 th March 2017, Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) organized a talk entitled ‘Scenes of a City’ at the Orpheum Theatre, Gzira. The event was introduced by Tara Cassar (FAA architect). The main speaker was Prof. Maria Attard (Dept of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Malta,... [...]

To be a Knight of Malta – Identity, Then and Now

To be a Knight of Malta – Identity, Then and Now

To be a Knight of Malta – Identity, Then and Now. Guided Tour of St. John’s Co-Cathedral. On Saturday morning, 18th March 2017, FAA members assembled at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta for a guided tour led by Dr. Dane Munro, an independent scholar, lecturer, cultural interpreter and tour guide.  His academic work... [...]

E.L. Galizia of the Turkish Cemetery: Architecture, His Life and Times

E.L. Galizia of the Turkish Cemetery: Architecture, His Life and Times

E.L.Galizia of the Turkish Cemetery: Architecture, His Life and Times On Thursday 2nd March 2017 evening, FAA members assembled at Palazzo de la Salle in Valletta to hear a talk on the life and times of Emmanuele Luigi Galizia (1830-1907), delivered by architect and architectural historian, Prof. Conrad Thake. Galizia was one... [...]

Hidden Gems of Valletta

Hidden Gems of Valletta

Hidden Gems of Valletta On Friday, 17th February 2017, FAA members enjoyed an evening guided tour led by lecturer Vincent Zammit, a very knowledgeable and leading tour guide. The tour began by walking up the steps alongside St. John’s Bastion, where Mr. Zammit talked about the location of the foundation stone for the new city... [...]