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The English-speaking Maltese Islands are always a hit with us – they’ve even been named as one of the top countries to visit in 2018 by many of the top travel publications. But don’t just take their word for it – just a three-hour flight away, it’s the perfect choice for a city break this winter (yes, you’ll still feel the warmth on your skin)! Read on to find out more…
JOIN IN WITH MALTA’S CULTURE AND EVENTS
Valletta, 2018’s European Capital of Culture and Malta’s capital is flourishing in culture. As you explore you’ll see why – there are over 1,000 local international artists, curators, performers, writers, designers, choirs and film-makers in over 400 spectacular events. Quite incredible eh? We certainly think so! They’re held throughout the Maltese Islands; Malta, Gozo and Comino – so be sure to take a boat trip to Malta’s sister islands whilst you’re there too.
Many of the beautiful heritage sites, museums and cultural centres are in fact free to the public in October – great value we think. Or if you’d prefer to visit in November, make sure you go to the Three Palaces Festival – it boasts incredible performances set in historical buildings, it’ll be sure to amaze (both the performance and the setting)! The fun doesn’t stop in December either. Be lucky enough to be in Valletta on 15 December and you’ll see spectacular live shows and music – all to celebrate the year that’s just been. If it all sounds great and you’re struggling to know when’s best for you, take a look at Malta Tourist board’s events calendar here, which we hope will help you out!
SOAK UP MALTA’S HISTORY
Dating back to the 16th century and built by the Knights of St John, Valletta is a masterpiece of the Baroque and is in fact a UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Art City. Today, it’s got an impressive 320 historical monuments within Valletta alone, which will be sure to keep you busy – so if you’re a history buff, Valletta’s the place for you. We recommend meandering through the elegant, winding streets and exploring the city’s impressive history at your own pace; it’s just 80 hectares in size so is easy to explore on foot.