Lying just 93 km South of Sicily (Italy) in Southern Europe, The island of Malta is literally in the center of the Mediterranean. It consists of seven islands, but only three are inhabited: Main Island Malta, Gozo, and Comino. This archipelago has a rich history and culture influenced by Roman Catholicism.
Malta is the home of the oldest prehistoric underground temple in the world. It is easy to reach by boat thanks to its perfect position along the sea. The people here are friendly and accommodating, and you will never feel like a tourist on your visit.
One of the most useful things about this island is that you will not have any problems communication as English is the primary language spoke. This greatly enhances your experience as you can travel and move around without worrying about translating directions. However, this is just the beginning of all the things you will enjoy hopping from place to place on this island.
Dive Into Blue Lagoon
You can begin your trip with a fun boat trip to Blue Lagoon and Comino. A thrilling boat ride upon the Mediterranean’s crystal clear waters will take you between the small island of Comino and the islet of Cominotto.
You will find the Blue Lagoon famous for its clear blue waters and white sandy shores. It is a great way to enjoy the warmth of the Mediterranean Sea. Together with the island of Comino, it is a tranquil place that will help you melt away the travel fatigue.
Explore The City of Mdina
one way to avoid the crowds and enjoy a little quiet time, consider heading to the City of Mdina. It has a present population of about 300 people who live and work in traditional places, shops, and buildings.
Many of the properties here are passed down from generation to generation with a history that can be traced back to more than 4000 years. Here you can admire the architecture, enjoy some delectable Mediterranean cuisine, and even make some friends. It is the perfect way to opt-out of the busy streets of the neighboring villages.
Find Culture and A Rich History
Discovering the culture of this charming island is quite easy. You will notice that no two places share a name, and there is always something going on in public. Spontaneity is quite popular among locals, as they always find a reason to celebrate within the community. Preplanned events are also in plenty, and it is during these instances that you will see culture represented in dress, language, food, and music.
Culture has mainly been concentrated in Malta’s capital city Valleta. It was dubbed the European Capital of Culture as recognized by the European Commission back in 2018. The city has been declared a masterpiece of the Baroque, among other titles, including a European Art City and a World Heritage City. For lovers of history and fascinating culture, it is a trip that you are sure to appreciate and enjoy.