On the main promontory, with Valletta, stands the suburb Floriana; Fort St Elmo, with a lighthouse, stands on the extremity of the promontory; the suburb Sliema lies on the point which encloses the Marsamuschetto harbour; Fort Ricasoli on the opposite point enclosing the east, Grand, or Great Harbour.
At the eastern entrance is the fort of St Elmo, with a lighthouse.
ST Elmo'S Fire, the glow accompanying the 'slow discharge of electricity to earth from the atmosphere.
St Elmo's fire is most frequently observed at low levels through the winter season during and after snowstorms.
The name St Elmo is an Italian corruption through Sant' Ersno of St Erasmus, a bishop, during the reign of Domitian, of Formiae, Italy, who was broken on the wheel about the 2nd of June 304.