Fort St. Elmo
Despite its origin in the late Middle Ages, Fort St. Elmo was named such in 1850 as an old British army barracks. It also played an important role against the Italians in the second World War, making it the perfect destination to house the country’s National War Museum and the Malta Police Academy. When it’s not being used or visited for historical reenactments, educational purposes, or outdoor movie screenings, it’s the perfect film set. It famously doubled as Marseilles in 2002's "The Count of Monte Cristo" and was used as a prison in the 1978 Oliver Stone classic “Midnight Express." More recently, the undead masses were captured crashing its courtyard in Brad Pitt’s zombie drama “World War Z.”
By Sara Lieberman, AFAR Contributor
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