During the 17th and 18th centuries, cosmopolitan Malta welcomed knights, traders and pilgrims from all over Europe. Malta was also involved in corsair activity in the Mediterranean. In an event moderated by Dr. Dominique Lanni, Prof. Carmen Depasquale and Prof. Patricia Micallef will outline the wonders and miseries of Malta via the testimonials of European travellers, and relay the impressions these visitors had of the Maltese.