Floriana is located just outside Valletta and was built with the purpose of being an outer defense to enhance the Capital from attack. Works started in 1634 and finished in 1721 under the Grand master De Paule who was under the direction of Pietro Paolo Floriani. The Floriana Lines ran from City Gate all the way to Portes Des Bombes.
Floriana has a population of 2205 people in an area of 0.94km², being a relatively small town with no shortage in history. Saint Publius is the patron saint of Floriana and also one of the patron saints of Malta. He was the first Bishop in Malta. Tradition says he received the Apostle Paul when his shipwrecked in Malta.
Floriana now holds many official government offices, police headquarters and two of the top 5 star hotels on the Island (The Grand Excelsior Hotel and The Phoenicia). They also have il-Fosos which is a large open area in the center of Floriana often used for open air concerts and political mass meetings. MTV have been holding their annual Isle of MTV concert there since 2007 attracting many big names from the music industry and attracting crowds of up to 50,000 for this free to attend event.
Property mainly consists of old buildings which are under tight regulations from the planning authorities to keep the town and its character in order.