Projects which had languished for years – such as Muża and the restoration of Palazzo Ferreria – were only completed thanks to the impetus given by Valletta 2018’s status as the Capital of Culture, foundation chairman Jason Micallef said.

Over €60 million was spent on the various projects over the years since the 2012 bid for the cultural crown.

Describing the year-long programme of 400 events as a “complete success”, he said that even existing events, like Notte Bianca and the Jazz Festival had benefitted from association with the international attention garnered.


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