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LA FALCONERIA FEATURED IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER

19 May 2018

Situated in the heart of the glorious capital of Malta, with its mix of ancient and modern, La Falconeria offers its guests the chance to experience Valletta’s unique charm and character — then come back and relax in a hotel that combines old-world glamour with 21st-century facilities

Traditionally, the Knights of the Order of St John were required to send a single Maltese falcon every year as an annual fee to Charles V of Spain, King of Sicily, who ruled Malta in the 16th century and had given the island to the knights for their religious mission. The hotel is built on the street where these religious warriors kept their birds of prey, trained and bred them — hence its name.

For the full article please go to http://natgeotraveller.co.uk/thecollection/a-z/search-article/la-falconeria-hotel/