Saturday, September 29, 2012

Knights of Malta

The Grand Master of the Order of Malta was in Palermo today, where he visited Steri Castle. Until they were expelled from Malta in 1798, the knights held the Maltese islands as a fief from the King of Sicily. This is just one tiny fragment in the complex mosaic of Sicilian heritage, but a fascinating one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Funny as my wife's uncle is a member of the order of the 'Knights of Malta' and we plan to move there one day!