Cospicua, known in Maltese as Bormla, is one of the beautiful villages that makes up the Three Cities (Cottonera). With Greek, Roman, and Turkish influences, it's a fascinating look at just how integrated Mediterranean history has made such a unique culture.
When seen from the sea, as Cospicua should be at least once, visitors are looking at a port that dates back to the Phoenician era – although it was not declared an actual city in the early 18th century, when the dockyards were built. These dockyards are still a vital part of commerce (and political squabbles) today. The original city gates and fortifications are perfect for a walking tour of Cospicua to further understand its history. And as it is the largest town of the Cottonera, visitors are often treated to many festivals and events throughout the year.
Cospicua is 15 minutes from the Malta International Airport, and is served by public transport as well as car traffic.