Today the properties that can be found here are a mix of old and new, some waiting to be discovered and some already equipped with all the modern-day conveniences that sophisticated world travellers and investors have come to expect.
In the past few years, the regeneration of the area covered by the Three Cities namely Senglea, Vittoriosa, and Cospicua has been nothing short of remarkable. Largely unvisited and forgotten for many years, the interest sparked in the Three Cities have seen investors and home buyers clamour for apartments, townhouses and even palazzos.
Many of these have since been converted into profitable to-let properties such as Air BnB’s and boutique hotels while others are loved and treasured by their owners simply as lock-up and go holiday homes. A fair share of properties has been bought for owner occupation by digital nomads and other global remote-working professionals. The Three Cities is regarded as a destination that has it all: location, convenience, scenic beauty, proximity to the capital Valletta and most of all, an abundance of history.
Owning a property in the Three Cities is now regarded as the pinnacle of urban chic: it is as said, historic but it is also trendy and abuzz with residents that span the fields of art, design, AI and information and technology. Mix this in with scores of the area’s original inhabitants who still call the Three Cities home and you have a wonderful melting pot of true international living, sprinkled with a healthy dose of authentic Maltese living.
The area is awash with small, narrow streets, religious niches on the side of buildings, statues and churches, plaques and of course legendary festas. Annual highlights are the Birgu Festival of Lights in October, the Maritime Festival in September and if you are lucky and find yourself in the Three Cities on the 7th of June, you can witness the spectacle of fireworks celebrating Sette Giugno over the Grand Harbour and Valletta.
Typical examples of properties currently for sale in the Three Cities, would be seafront apartments or apartments tucked away in a sleepy alley; duplex maisonettes and authentic houses of character dotted all around the quaint narrow streets; as well as gorgeous unconverted or majestic converted Palazzos.