Pietà is a small town in the central region of Malta. It is located on the outskirts of the capital city Valletta. Pietà is the suburb next-closest to the capital after Floriana. Its name is derived from Italian and signifies “Mercy.” The population of Pietà is about 4000.
The former Maltese national hospital, St. Luke’s, is located in Tal-Pietà, as well as the University of Malta Medical School. Tal-Pietà is a coastal town, and an old boathouse of notable historic interest (now in use as a restaurant) is located on the waterfront.
Villa Guardamangia is also located here, which served as the residence of then Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain (later Queen Elizabeth II), when she lived in Malta between 1949 and 1951.
Our Lady of Fatima is the Patron Saint and the festa is held between last week of May and first Sunday of June.