Saturday, April 21, 2012

Città Umilissima

Valletta, Malta 10-02-2012 

One more vies on Malta this time it's capitol city Valletta, lapped by the sea on three sides.
The city is named for Jean Parisot de la Valette, who succeeded in defending the island from an Ottoman invasion in 1565. The official name given by the Order of Saint John was Humilissima Civitas Valletta — The Most Humble City of Valletta, or Città Umilissima in Italian. The bastions, curtains and ravelins along with the beauty of its Baroque palaces, gardens and churches, led the ruling houses of Europe to give the city its nickname Superbissima — 'Most Proud'.

It's private swap with Brian.

Here is back side, with very nice stamp with bike on it.

Republic of Malta
Capital: Valleta 
Population: 452,515


Labor Posters said...

What a beautiful view in Valleta but concerns me about the temperature there.

EddieGunner said...

not sure, proly not too hot