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La Sede


La Sede

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The Italian Cultural Institute is situated in the heart of Valletta, in St. George’s Square. It was built in 1602 by Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt to serve as armoury of the Knights and eventually hosted the archives of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and was known as Chancellery of the Order.

Its hall is utilized for the projection of films, for lectures and for exhibitions. It is particularly renowned for its ceiling’s fresco, the work of Niccolo’ Nasoni, a painter from Siena, who lived in Malta between 1723 and 1725. It also hosts a library which contains around 12000 books together with videocassettes, DVDs and CDRoms.