Welcome to The Three Cities
Vittoriosa and Senglea occupy two narrow peninsulas, and are now connected by a pedestrian bridge linking visitors to recent Senglea developments, including a luxury hotel and the privately run American University of Malta (AUM). Cospicua merges into Vittoriosa and lies just south of it. Regular ferries from Valletta make the area a pleasure to visit. Other attractions nearby include the recently opened Esplora science centre, an excellent destination for families.
After the Great Siege, Birgu was renamed Vittoriosa (Victorious), L'Isla became Senglea (after Grand Master Claude de la Sengle) and Bormla turned into Cospicua (as in conspicuous courage). Local people and signs often still use the old names.