The technology installed was chosen with several benefits in mind, including ease of use for visitors, the ability to offer clear and detailed information, as well as maintaining an element of interaction with the city itself. The project was co-financed by Smart Technologies, together with the Maltese government, creating a collaboration that aimed at modernising Valletta and making it more accessible for its visitors, especially considering the numerous cultural activities taking place in and around the historic capital.
These interactive displays are an innovative step for Malta, which will help elevate the capital city to the technological standards of major cities around the world. With Valletta hosting Europe’s Capital of Culture, this step was essential to ensure the city’s status as a modern and connected destination. However, these displays are not simply digital maps; they also provide relevant and timely information about their surroundings, including historical or cultural places of interest, as well as information of a more commercial nature. Keeping in mind the influx of tourists and visitors to our shores, the information is available in six different languages and can be downloaded straight onto a smartphone, making exploring Valletta an easier experience, allowing people to take in the key attractions without worrying about getting lost or missing out on important experience.
These interactive displays have been set up in strategic locations around Valletta, locations which are well-known and well-visited, such as the newly-opened Triton Square with its iconic fountain, the Valletta Waterfront, close to Parliament, the law courts, and at the Malta Experience, ensuring that a digital display is never far from reach.