The Maltese Islands (Malta, Gozo and Comino) in the Mediterranean are located South of Sicily and positively mythic. With superb weather, dreamy beaches and a thriving nightlife the Republic of Malta is a popular travel destination. Valletta is the capital of the republic, Malta the largest of the three islands and also the cultural, commercial and administrative center. Both Maltese and English are the country’s official languages. With its over 7,000 years of intriguing history the sites to visit are endless and the Islands are often described as an open-air museum.
Must see & do
- Valletta: Whether you visit the capital for a couple of days or make it your home base for the duration of your stay, there is plenty to explore. You shouldn’t miss La Sacra Infermeria, the Siege Bell War Memorial or the beautiful Manoel Theatre.
- Saint Julian’s: wander the narrow streets of Saint Julian’s that lead to the main square, dominated by the huge baroque church
- The countryside is dotted with medieval towers, wayside chapels and the oldest known human structures in the world, the Islands have rightly been described as an open-air museum.
- Art: the possibilities are endless – visit National Museum of Fine Arts, see the Caravaggio’s Beheading of St. John at St. John’s Co-Cathedral or medieval Palazzo Falson in Mdina.
- Gozo & Comino: Gozo is the second largest island and is more rural, characterized by fishing, tourism, crafts and agriculture. Comino, the smallest of the trio, is largely uninhabited.