Not so long ago, the
Maltese islands were dominated by the Knights of Malta. They left
us treasures in abundance; ranging from buildings to auberges and
fortifications which to date, still make the Maltese people, especially
those from the Cottonera, proud.
Amongst the great heritage that these ancestors
gave us, one is bound to notice that the Three Cities, better known
as the Cottonera, are a long surviving gem. Residents of the Cottonera
ought to feel proud that they are able to live in these cities just
like the Knights of Malta once did. Other Maltese people can only
appreciate their beauty by visiting these cities or by reading about
them. Consequently, we should consider ourselves fortunate that
we live in this story, everyday.
One of the three cities mentioned above is Vittoriosa,
otherwise known as Birgu. Although this city is the smallest of
the three, there is still an abundance of museums and the other
historical buildings one can enjoy.
The two other cities, Senglea and Cospicua, are
not so fortunate in this regard. Without any doubt, they still have
the potentials of great cities, but unfortunately, as the residents
and other Maltese people may have noticed, these potentials have
not been appreciated.
All in all us residents feel proud that we are
part of the Cottonera, and although there were some shortcomings,
we are a community - a community living in a part of the Maltese