It was 1798, when the city was besieged by French troops, forced to retreat to La Valletta following a local population uprising. But unfortunately for them, this domination lasted only two years.
To free Malta from the French, the British thought about it in 1800. Malta was liberated thanks to an impressive British naval fleet that prevented any kind of vital supply, such as water and food. This imposition, created many problems for the French troops, so much so that they were forced to leave the island of Malta. Thus giving the British the opportunity to take possession of it and make their domain felt for 164 years.
The British domain brought to Valletta several changes, certainly the most tangible were the realization of new wider roads, construction of famous buildings and theaters.
After this long period of rebirth and progress, to destroy everything, including the famous “Palace of the Chamber of Commerce” and the “Royal Opera House”, both on the main street of La Valletta “Republic Street”, to destroy everything was the heavy bombardment suffered by the Germans during the Second World War.
After the war, Valletta once again sees its resurrection, with the great commitment of one of the most famous architects in the world, of Italian nationality, Renzo Piano.
Today the new Valletta is a city born of dreams, has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Malta, with its islands of Gozo and Comino, has become a major tourist attraction, its airport connects as many as 158 states and its economy as well as quality of life is one of the best in the world