Valletta is architecturally superb and seemingly unchanged since the 16th century. The city overlooks the Grand Harbour to the east, and Marsamxetto Harbour to the west. The main area for yacht berthing is Msida Marina – pictured above – which projects inland from Marsamxetto.
In addition, there are Ta' Xbiex and Lazzaretto Quays in the same harbour. Valletta's layout was designed to take advantage of natural breezes, and so is always cool, even on the hottest days.