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Where to Stay in Valletta

Where to Stay in Valletta

Given that Malta is the fifth smallest country in Europe, it’s unsurprising that the Maltese capital city of Valletta is tiny too. It has a population of around 6,000 residents and covers a measly 0.61 square kilometres of land. Figuring out where to stay in Valletta and what neighbourhoods in the city are the best isn’t difficult. There’s only one! That’s why most of the city’s visitors stay in neighbourhoods around Valletta and even elsewhere in Malta. Malta International Airport is just as close to the city of Mdina as it is to Valletta. And with Malta’s phenomenal public transport…
10 of The Best Beaches in Malta

10 of the Best Beaches in Malta

Malta is an island country floating in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and Tunisia. In fact, it is not one but three islands: Gozo in the north, Comino sandwiched in the middle, and then mainland Malta. This country is practically all coastline, so it’s not surprising that the beaches in Malta are plentiful and spectacular. Because Malta sits between Europe and Northern Africa, Malta was used as a strategic military base for hundreds if not thousands of years. The Romans, the Knights of St John, the French, and the British all ruled Malta for a period. Finally,…
Budget Travel Guide to Valletta

Budget Travel Guide to Valletta

The city of Valletta is a melting pot of cultures and languages, being found on the edge of the Mediterranean, the capital of the small island nation of Malta. Dating back to the 16th century, Valletta was founded by the famous medieval order, the Knights Hospitaller. They constructed the mighty walls, bastions and cathedrals that you find standing proudly above the natural harbour today. Few other cities in Europe can boast such well-preserved medieval architecture, but there’s more to Valletta than its fortifications. It’s a great destination for budget travellers because, with cheap flights from Europe and a great array…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Valletta

Ultimate Travel Guide to Valletta

Valletta is unlike any other European capital city you’ll ever visit. Firstly, it’s the 4th smallest capital city in Europe measuring only 1km long and 600m wide. Valletta is situated in Malta’s Grand Harbour but is sheltered by land on either side, which has helped to defend Valletta in the past from military invasions. But today? Its title as European Capital of Culture in 2017 helped make Valletta a truly up and coming city break destination. Like the rest of Malta, the city is built up of dusty limestone buildings covered in bright-coloured window boxes and religious motifs on ceramic…