Senglea, which is sometimes referred to as Isla, is one of the fortified ‘Three Cities’, located to the south-east of the island of Malta. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in this ancient city will find that there is a great choice of self catering accommodation available here for rental. There are mainly apartments here for rental, many of which are set within imposing characterful buildings, enjoying views of the busy harbour and the Mediterranean sea beyond.
Many tourists spending their holidays in Senglea choose the city as a base for exploring the numerous interesting historical and architectural monuments and landmarks to be found within the Grand Harbour region of Malta. Of special interest to tourists and within walking distance of the centre of Senglea are the Basilica of Our Lady of Victories, the Macina (Sheer Bastion) and the Church of St Philip.
As well as discovering the wealth of archaeological and historical landmarks to be found in this area of Malta, visitors spending their holidays in Senglea may also wish to enjoy an organised cruise. This will enable tourists to explore the island’s rugged coastline with its myriad secluded coves and inlets.
Many travellers spending their holidays in Senglea will be looking to visit the island’s capital, Valletta, which is located just a few miles around the harbour from the city. Here visitors will find a wealth of interesting attractions, including its many Baroque palaces, churches and gardens. St Johns Cathedral is home to the largest painting by Michelangelo, the Merisi de Caravaggio, which has also been signed by the great artist himself. Also in Valletta is the National Museum of Fine Arts. The museum is located within a magnificent Rococo Palace, which dates back to the 16th century.
Many travellers spending their holidays in Senglea are drawn by Malta’s warm Mediterranean climate. Summers in Senglea are generally hot and dry, with temperatures frequently reaching the early 30s degrees Celsius. Winter temperatures average around a much milder 14 degrees Celsius. Senglea receives an average annual rainfall of around 18 inches.
Tourists spending their holidays in Senglea will first fly to Malta International Airport (MLA), approximately 3 miles to the west of the city. There are a number of airlines operating regular and affordable flights from the UK to this airport. These airlines include Air Malta, easyJet and Thomson Airways, operating flights from several UK regional airports including London Gatwick (LGW), Edinburgh (EDI), Bristol (BRS), Leeds Bradford (LBA) and Birmingham (BHX).