Coming on holiday to Malta? Looking for a hotel in Sliema where you can stay and explore this town? If so; we are sure you are going to enjoy this post we have for you
Today here at Palazzo Violetta, we are discussing 7 things you (probably) did not know about Sliema, which is a town in the central of Malta (and where our hotel is located).
If you need more information about Sliema and the surrounding areas, be sure to get in touch with us here. We’d love to help you plan your holiday.
7 Things You Did Not Know About Sliema
It’s A Town Of “Peace” & “Comfort”
The name “Tas-Sliema” in Maltese means “of peace and comfort”.
This may be highly debatable nowadays seeing as Sliema has grown into one of the busiest regions on the island, but we assure you; if you are looking for peace and comfort, you will be able to find it along the long shoreline surrounded by sea and views of the neighbouring St Julian’s town and it’s high rise buildings.
A “Modern” Town With An Ancient History
Sliema is relatively a “modern town” but its roots go back hundreds of years.
According to historians, Sliema was the base of the Ottoman Empire when they were attacking Malta and it also played host to the end of the Great Siege Of Malta when Ottoman leader Dragut was killed in Sliema, securing victory for Malta & The Knights Of Malta
It Started Off As A Summer Residential Location
In the mid 19th century, Sliema started to form as we know it today by the wealthier residents of Valletta moving across the harbour for a more “peaceful living” during the summer time.
These villas can still be found in the old parts of Sliema with its splendour and beauty available for all to see and explore.
Sliema Is Home To Billionaires
According to Wikipedia, Sliema is also home to a one of the richest men in the world and that is multi-billionaire; Denis O’Brien which he himself lists Sliema as his home.
From the battles of the Great Siege to a playground for billionaires, it’s clear to see how much history and evolution Sliema has faced throughout the years.
9 Active English Schools Operating In Sliema
Malta is the ideal location to learn English for many foreign students but Sliema takes the crown in this sector with a staggering 9 english schools currently operating within this “small town”.
Sliema Is The Most Successful Team In Maltese Football
Maltese are crazy about their football (soccer), and if you are too; you’d be happy to know that Sliema team “Sliema Wanderers” are the most successful Maltese team ever; winning the Maltese Premiership a staggering 26 times and also competing (and advancing) in major European competitions.
Sliema Has 2 “Twin Towns” In England & France
For those that do not know the concept of a “twin town”, it’s basically “a town which has established official or social links with another town, typically in a different country.”
Sliema has two of these which are:
- Les Sables-d’Olonne in France and
- Hartlepool in the United Kingdom.
How To Book A Hotel Room In Sliema
Thank you for reading our list of things you (probably) did not know about Sliema. If you’d like to visit us, be sure to check out our hotel rooms here at the Palazzo Violetta Boutique Hotel in the heart of Sliema.
We’re looking forward to hosting you here and showing you more of the amazing history and beauty Sliema is know for.
This post was published by ANCHOVY., a digital marketing agency in Malta on behalf of Palazzo Violetta.