It’s official: Valletta is the European Capital of Culture, and the launch party is this Saturday at the Erba’ Pjazez event that will encompass the whole city in one massive celebration.
Starting at 7pm, Malta’s capital city will be transformed into a massive fun fair, with a unique show going on each of the four main squares in Valletta.
With so many things going on, there are definitely a few things you should keep in mind if you are planning on joining in with the festivities.
1. One way pedestrian traffic will be in effect
To avoid congestion, a lot of the main roads in Valletta will be using a one way traffic system, so plan ahead accordingly. The streets that will be using a one way system are Republic Street, Archbishop Street, Merchant Street, Zachary Street, and Girolamo Cassar Avenue.
2. There will be a show in each square on the hour, every hour
From 7pm till 11pm, expect the squares to get entertaining. Each show lasts about 20 minutes, giving you 40 minutes to walk to the next square to catch the next show.
3. No cars after 5:00pm
Non-registered vehicles will not be allowed access into Valletta after 5:00pm, while registered ones can gain access through December 13th Road Underpass and through the Waterfront. Maybe now is the time for you to get back onto public transport seeing as…
4. Buses will be working overtime
Buses will be dropping passengers of at the Floriana Mall after 16:30pm and will be boarding people from St. Anne’s Street until 2:00am.
5. The ferries and Park and Ride will be open till late
All other transport like Ferries and the Park and Ride service will be accessible until 2:00am as well.