Casa Rocca Piccola is one of the numerous Valletta’s palaces, having a very special history and atmosphere. Functioning as a residence, it can be also called a museum of the aristocracy. Built in 1580 for the Admiral Don Pietro la Rocca, an Italy-origin Admiral of the St.John’s Order, this building reflects 400 years of prestige noble way of life on Malta. During all the history of the palace and until the present times it has been hosted by the lineages of the de Piro family.
The Malta Classic car museum has over 100 classic cars and motorbikes on permanent display, all in pristine condition - the vehicles are supported by an extensive collection of memorabilia from the same era, including jukeboxes, slot machines, gramophones etc.
Domvs Romana is an interesting and quite rare example of a residential house once owned by a noble family in ancient Rome. The ruins and a small museum associated with them would be particularly interesting for those tourists who are fascinated by archaeology and history of the ancient world.
The water-worn cave Ghar Dalam is a natural site located in 500 meters from St George’s Bay in Birzebbuga, in the north-east bank of Dalam Valley. The location’s area consists of two parts: the cave itself and a museum where various outstanding findings are collected. One will find there numerous artifacts of prehistoric development on Malta’s territories, beginning with animal bones and ending with results of the profound scientific researches in this area.
The Gozo Museum of Archaeology illustrates the cultural history of Gozo from prehistoric times to the early modern period. It relies on themes like burial, religion, art, food and daily life, making use of material from various archaeological sites in Gozo.
The Old Prison situated within the walls of the Cittadella is the oldest surviving prison in Gozo. Back in the days it was used by Knights of St John by dispatching here their rowdy members.
The Folklore Museum exhibits an extensive range of pieces that show the domestic, rural and traditional ways of life people used to lead in Malta and Gozo in the past centuries. It is housed in a cluster of medieval houses in Bernardo DeOpuo Street in the Citadel in Victoria, Gozo.
In the centre of Valletta, spotted between the Old Theatre, Archbishop and Merchant Streets the Grandmaster’s Palace is situated. Built in 1569, the Palace belongs to one of the first buildings of Valletta. During its history it was mostly used as the place of accommodation for Malta’s government. First it was hosted by the Knights, then by the British government and today it serves as the President’s office and the House of Representatives.
Situated in the old town of Vittoriosa, or otherwise called Birgu, the Inquisitor’s Palace is the only building of this kind in the world, which is opened to the public. The major part of such places was destroyed in revolts against the Catholic Church or simply didn’t withstand the test of time. The Maltese Palace suffered many changes made by all the 62 Inquisitors and other tenants of the building. Almost 5 centuries of the local history imprinted in its walls continue attracting tourists over and over.
The Lascaris war rooms are a museum that gives an insight into the history of Malta during the Second World War. This system of tunnels deep in the rock is quite interesting in and of itself, but the status of a secret military facility, which served as wartime headquarters for Allied forces operations, adds excitement and great historical value to this unusual site.