Valletta Waterfront (Pinto Wharf)
Whether you are looking for gourmet restaurants, high-end stores, local events, or simply a breathtaking walk along the promenade, the Valletta Waterfront has it all. Shopping at the Forni Shopping Complex is duty-free at stores selling Maltese glassware and local filigree jewelry and with a choice of 12 restaurants, bars, and clubs, the Waterfront is always jumping at night. Sunday lunchtimes sees special events for kids and concerts and plays are performed within the complex. The last night of the Malta Fireworks Festival is held here in April, the Jazz Festival in July.
For cruise-liner passengers Valletta Waterfront is the gateway to both Malta and the UNESCO World Heritage Site fortified city of Valletta. From here they can hail cabs to any destination on the island or take the new elevator up to Upper Barrakka Gardens and begin their exploration of the city. Ferryboats also cross the Grand Harbour for tours of the Three Cities and horse-drawn karozzini gather here offering city tours.