What makes Malta the most intriguing Mediterranean island? The capital Valletta is an open-air museum built by the Knights of St. John, with palaces, ancient ruins, and a picturesque waterfront. Yet it’s also dynamic enough to be awarded the European Capital of Culture 2018. Beyond Valletta’s fortified walls, you’ll find beaches, rolling vineyards, and a relaxed lifestyle. Learn what’s made Malta, south of Italy, coveted by past conquerors and now by more benevolent visitors—travelers like you.