Valletta Gazette Newspaper by Frank Salt Real Estate
The Valletta Gazzette is the latest initiative of Frank Salt Real Estate, bringing you the latest news on what’s happening in Valletta and much more! The gazette is being published with the support of a number of Valletta institutions, including the Valletta Local Council and the Valletta 2018 organisation. It will also be made available in a number of catering establishments, as well as the Manoel Theatre. The quarterly newspaper is being edited by Dr Clare Vassallo and carries information on forthcoming cultural and art events in Valletta, as well as articles and news of general interest – all related to our Capital City and its treasures.
As Valletta is steadily moving towards its potential – again – this paper aims to showcase city life from the inside. We have looked at this city from the outside for decades, and, although it was certainly built to be admired it was also – very deliberately in the 1560s – built to be lived in.
Over the last few years, FSRE has invested heavily on creating more awareness on Valletta’s offering, not only in terms of property but also on the city’s cultural, artistic and architectural heritage. The Valletta Gazette is their latest initiative, along with the Valletta Heritage Public Seminars which kicked off in September, with the next one set for the 23rd January 2014.
“Through the Valletta Gazette we aim to highlight Valletta’s news today, to examine some of the issues and problems and, hopefully, to help present possible solutions,” stated Joe Lupi, Managing Director for Frank Salt Real Estate. “The Valletta Gazette intends to accompany its readers through the build-up of cultural and artistic activity that is envisaged as Valletta moves towards its crowning glory as the 2018 European City of Culture,” adds Dr Clare Vassallo, editor of the Valletta Gazette. “We have also joined forces with the V.18 team who through a series of articles will reveal, season by season, the themes, performances and events in store for Valletta audiences.”
Each issue will focus on the restoration of the grand buildings in the city and the firm which accomplished it. We will also look at renovation of more modest buildings that have been turned into some of the most desirable real estate; buildings with wonderful views of the surrounding harbours, apartments in blocks with rows upon rows of closed Maltese wooden balconies, houses for offices and houses for living in. Future editions will bring interviews with people who are connected to Valletta in a number of ways, there will be in-depth articles about properties and their conversions, family businesses which have operated from Valletta for generations, sports and events in the city – and a range of topics which should be relevant, interesting and informative to anyone who has Valletta at heart – whether for a visit or a lifetime. In a few words then, to gather the thoughts and plans for this publishing experiment, the intention is to bring together all that is Valletta – night and day, weekend, summer or winter.