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The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

No visit to Malta could be considered complete without a visit to St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta and seeing Caravaggio’s painting The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Michelangelo Mersi da Caravaggio (1571-1610).

Valletta

Valletta is Malta’s capital city, known amongst the Maltese as ‘Il-Belt’, meaning The City.  Valletta is a historic walled citadel located in the central part of the island and built by the knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, also known as the Knights of Malta or the Knights Hospitaller.