Din l-Art Ħelwa has launched self-guide videos to the Red Tower in Mellieħa in English, Maltese, Italian, Spanish, French and German.

The 17th Century tower is the most visited site held under guardianship by DLĦ, with over 40,000 visitors in 2023, an impressive increase of over 29 per cent over the previous year. The site is run by warden James Evans and his team of 14 dedicated volunteers.

The opportunity to produce a multilingual documentary about the Red Tower came about in 2023 and became a reality thanks to Din l-Art Ħelwa tapping into a grant for the promotion of cultural heritage in the north of Malta, through the GAL Majjistral Foundation Measure 3. The videos were created in partnership with the Mellieħa Local Council.

The in-house video is shown within the Red Tower by volunteers but visitors who wish to watch the detailed 15- minute video can do so by scanning a QR code at the entrance and following the video on their smart phones. The videos have also been uploaded to Din l-Art Ħelwa’s YouTube channel.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this multilingual documentary, in view of the wide variety of nationalities attracted to the tower,” said Alex Torpiano, Din l-Art Ħelwa Executive President.

The well-attended launch was also addressed by Minister for Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector Julia Farrugia Portelli, and Mellieħa Mayor Dario Vella.

This project would not have been possible without the collaboration of many members of Din l-Art Ħelwa’s Council, volunteers and translators and without the support of the GAL Majjistral Foundation, the Ministry for Inclusion & the Voluntary Sector and the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector, the Mellieha Local Council, and the ARPA Agency.


Din l-Art Ħelwa Secretary General Simone Mizzi, Minister for Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector Julia Farrugia Portelli, Mellieħa Mayor Dario Vella, and DLĦ Executive President Alex Torpiano.