Villa Dragonara

Sliema, St Julian’s & Paceville

Villa Dragonara, an aristocratic residence that became the Dragonara Casino in 1964, is dramatically set on the rocky southern headland of St George's Bay. It was built in 1870 as the summer residence of the Marquis Scicluna, a wealthy banker.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Sliema, St Julian’s & Paceville attractions

2. St George's Bay

0.39 MILES

Most of the beaches around St Julian's are of the bare rock or private lido variety (the five-star hotels offer beach clubs and water sports), but at the…

3. Portomaso Apartment & Marina Complex

0.41 MILES

The glitzy development of Portomaso is overlooked by the towering Hilton Hotel, and centres on a marina ringed by restaurants and bars. It's a popular…

4. Palazzo Spinola

0.44 MILES

Once St Julian's was rural, with just a few grand houses, of which this was one, built for the Italian knight Rafael Spinola. It is surrounded by a walled…

6. St Julian's Tower

0.64 MILES

A fortified coastal tower, built in the 17th century by Grand Master de Redin.

7. Sliema Beach

0.94 MILES

The Sliema waterfront is edged by flattish rocks, with stepped access at various points. It's a good place to swim from, though the water tends to be deep…

8. ll-Fortiżża


Seaside tower built by the British in Gothic style in the 19th century; now houses a restaurant.