Senglea (Isla), Converted Town House
This unique highly finished townhouse located in one of the three cities in this beautiful fortified city of Senglea. Accommodation consists of a lovely courtyard, two bedrooms both with en-suite, living area, main bathroom, kitchen/dining leading to a terrace enjoying lovely harbour views. Must be viewed to be appreciated.
The Three Cities
Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua are the cities across the Grand Harbour from Valletta known as the Three Cities of Malta. It is to be said that the Maltese living in the area still call the cities Birgu, L’Isla and Bormla respectively. In the 17 th century the Order of St John decided to protect these cities by building two lines of defence known as the Cottonera lines and the Margarita Lines. Under the British the three cities were a hive of activity as the Grand Harbour became the home of the Royal Navy.
Senglea, situated across the creek from Vittoriosa, is named after Grand Master Claude de la Sengle who fortified the promontory with the building of Fort St Michael. It has a lovely garden and it is from the vedette of the fort that one gets an excellent view of Valletta across Grand Harbour and Fort St Angelo particularly when floodlit at night.
With the development that has taken place in the last decades, the three cities are now attracting Maltese and visitors alike who are buying property and converting it to state of the art homes.