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Nadur, Malta
A marriage and family might have brought artist Hermine Sammut to Gozo, but it was the simple, creative atmosphere and beautiful landscapes that made her stay. Gozo is only a short 30 minute ferry ride from Malta and is the vacation destination...
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Triq Ta Marziena, Il-Munxar MXR0001, Malta
Patti and Giuseppe greeted me at the door with their dogs Harry and Coco and they welcomed me into the old farmhouse’s stone corridor. The stones were limestone and light in color but the walls and corners were filled with clever splashes of...
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Sqaq Il-Knisja, Ħaż-Żebbuġ, Malta
Throngs of people milled about to the strains of rousing music blaring through loudspeakers, and the atmosphere in Zebbug Malta pulsated with anticipation. Bright-eyed toddlers sat atop their fathers’ shoulders; gray-haired women leaned on elbows...
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The historical Is-Suq tal-Belt market in the UNESCO world heritage site of Valletta sits practically lifeless but the beauty is there. It was the first building to be constructed entirely out of metal in Malta in the mid-1800’s, and it survived...
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21 Merchants St, Valletta, Malta
When I first arrived in Malta and walked around the neighborhood I was staying in, I immediately noticed that the majority of houses had name plates. It turns out, here it's a tradition to name your house. Some houses were named for the people who...
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Triq San Gwann, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
There are no words that can prepare you for the baroque interior of the St John's Co Cathedral in Malta. And that's a good thing, because the instant reaction as you step through the first set of doors is worth the admission price alone. I'm not...
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58 South St, Valletta, Malta
The coffee is good, but it is Prego's design that will capture you. Furnished in 1964 and left intact since, the shop provides a beautifully simple, warm feeling when you walk in. You can stand and have a coffee at the bar or take a seat at the...
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Valletta, Malta
Get off the touristy streets and wander around the neighborhoods of the old town of Valletta. Take in the beautiful wooden balconies that stretch around corners and cross over cobblestone streets. But be prepared for some hill work—this old city...
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244 Republic, Il-Belt Valletta VLT 1114, Malta
Stop in for an espresso or cappuccino at the opulent Café Cordina (a local and tourist hangout near the Cathedral on Republica Street). I suggest you pass by all of the tourists sitting outside and instead have your coffee the local way: standing...
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74 Republic St, Valletta, Malta
Take a look inside one of the old Maltese houses and tour the Casa Rocca Piccola. In this 16th-century palace of a noble family, you are led through with a docent and learn how these houses operated and how the families lived. It’s an hour-long...
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Rabat Road, Xaghra XRA 9010, Malta
Ta Mena estate is back to its roots: wine and olives. They still produce other jams and spreads in small quantities, but their main mission today is to let the world know how great Gozitan wines are. And based on my taste test, they can rival any...
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143 St Domnic Street, Valletta VLT 1605, Malta
Wander off the main street, lose the tourists, and head up the hilly side streets to find Nenu. This artisan bakery is downstairs in a restored, classic bakery that was refurbished to preserve the art of Maltese baking. I enjoyed the the Ftira...
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Triq Ic Cimiterju, Raħal Ġdid PLA 1116, Malta
If you’re planning a trip to Malta and fancy visiting the oldest prehistoric temple in the world that is completely underground, I would highly recommend a visit to the Hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni in the southern part of the island.
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Xagħra, Malta
You can try rose, white and red wines; hints of fruit and watermelons, aromas of peaches and deep after tastes are accompanied by home-made sun-dried tomato pesto on Maltese bread, smoked Maltese sausages and sheep’s cheese.
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Triq San Gwann, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
Tourists may flock to Valletta for its incredible history and nature, but many miss St. John's Co-Cathedral, which houses the famous Caravaggio paintings "The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist" and "Saint Jerome Writing." The Cathedral is open...
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When you stand on the south-facing fortified walls of Valletta, Malta’s capital city, Fort St Angelo is what captures your attention. A little to the West, across the creek, the city of Senglea is just as noteworthy.
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My favourite beach, small but somehow detached and tranquil and the sea crystal clear on most days.
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Perfect spot to appreciate nature in all its grandeur.
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Nordurljosavegur 9, 240 Grindavík, Iceland
Iceland’s largest and most famous geothermal spa lies around an hour outside Reykjavik, quite close to Keflavik Airport. With a dramatic setting amidst large black lava boulders, the steam-filled, creamy-blue pool area is a striking and...
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Triq id-dwejra, San Lawrenz, Malta
Gozo is a fantastic island just north of Malta. It is easy to get there by boat from Cirkewwa/Malta. The boat leaves more or less every hour. Best way to get around Gozo is the public transport, allthough you do need a bit of patience as some...
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St Paul's Bay, Malta
Sam Cremona was a former gemologist turned olive-ologist; he is actually an olive oil sommelier! Cremona spearheading a project to cultivate and bring indigenous olives back to Malta and put them on the olive oil map of the world. He’s giving away...
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Dragonara Road St. Julian's MT STJ, 3143, St Julian's, Malta
While in St. Julian's, make time for tea on Sunday in ORVM's sophisticated space. Here you'll enjoy a large selection of pastries, cakes, scones, cheese, sandwiches, and tea (of course). Executive Pastry Chef David Calleja's beautifully prepared...
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Fomm ir-Riħ Bay, Malta
Fomm ir-Riħ Bay is a remote bay located in the north of Malta, near Bahrija. The bay and its breathtaking pebble beach are accessibly only by hike. The bay is popular with snorkelers and divers, but the views of the sea, cliffs, and lush valleys...
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Malta
Village Fiestas are held weekly in various towns and villages across Malta. These street festivals celebrating the village patron saints, and include beautiful, colorful firework displays and processions with statues. If you're in Malta during the...
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292 Triq Sant' Orsla, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
Head to the Upper Barrakka Gardens for sweeping panoramic views of the Grand Harbour. From this vantage point you can also spot the old towns of Senglea and Vittoriosa, and the shipyards below. You'll encounter the Saluting Battery, where daily...
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Valletta, Malta
History buffs can meander down staircases and passageways and into the former Malta WWII operations base, the Lascaris War Rooms. Located below the Upper Barrakka Gardens, the restored chambers and tunnels of the then-secret complex now contain...
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Ta' Xbiex, Malta
The annual Valetta Boat Show graces the Maltese harbor each year around November. With exhibitions of the latest international yachting gear, impressive fleets on display, and cocktail celebrations, this event has been drawing boat-lovers from...
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36 Old Treasury Street,, Valletta, Malta
As one of the last pieces of architecture commissioned by the Knights of Malta before fleeing, the National Library, or Bibliotheca, is a reference library containing old manuscripts, historical documents, newspapers, and rare bound books. Bring...
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8, Triq il-Bajja, Ballutta Bay, San Giljan, Malta
Located in an old town house, Peperoncino offers a warm, cozy atmosphere in its limestone walled dining room and boasts views across Balluta Bay from its terrace. The menu features dishes with Maltese, Sicilian, and Italian influences. The...
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Valletta, Malta
Valletta is one of the world's largest natural harbors. It may not be the largest but it's definitely the most dramatic. Whether you know a bit of the history of the Crusades or not, you can't help but feel impressed and even a little intimidated...
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Għar Lapsi, Malta
After braving the Blue Lagoon and Azure Window crowds, Ghar Lapsi is the ideal spot for swimming in Malta's pristine waters. A tiny inlet and small fishing village, this is the place to experience Maltese summer like a local. The calm waters and...
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The Mediterranean island nation of Malta may be diminutive, but its limestone buildings’ distinctive door knockers and knobs make a big impression. Known as il-habbata in Maltese, the knockers largely feature maritime motifs such as dolphins, sea...
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Cospicua, Malta
When I first visited Malta nine years ago, my new Maltese friends told me about the islands’s beloved festas – days on which church parishes honor a patron saint in the most celebratory of fashions – replete with fireworks, food, parades, and...
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Valletta, Malta
From the outside, Malta’s Manoel Theatre is handsome, but unassuming. Step through its main entrance and into the theater though, and the 285-year-old Valletta structure is dazzling – bringing to mind a gilded jewelry box or a terraced wedding...
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Kalkara, Malta
Occupying a strategic spot in the Mediterranean, Malta’s islands have long been a stopping point for aspiring conquerers, merchants and explorers. To understand how the sea has shaped Malta over the past few thousand years, my husband and I...