Built by the Knights of St John after the Great Siege of 1565 and consequently adorned by its eight langues, Valletta not only had to serve as a powerful fort, but was also to become a strongpoint of culture, economy and politics in the world. Embellished at the height of the baroque period, Valletta rose to become a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen.
The Valletta International Baroque Festival has been conceived purposely as a celebration of this baroque identity of Valletta. For two weeks, between the 10th and the 24th of January 2015, Valletta will resound with music from the period when it was built.
For more details and the complete programme of activites, visit the Festival website http://www.vallettabaroquefestival.com.mt .