The Maltese archipelago has a Mediterranean soul not only for its geographical position, but also for history and culture.
Malta has been a bridge between peoples with different traditions but nevertheless it has managed to maintain its strong identity.
The main island is a treasure trove of artistic masterpieces also thanks to the work of the Hospital Order of the Knights of San Giovanni, they were responsible for the foundation of Valletta characterized by Renaissance palaces and baroque domes.
All the islands of the archipelago offer not only a rich cultural heritage, but also a crystal clear sea and sunny beaches most of the year that make them small havens in the heart of the Mediterranean.
The city of Valletta
Ramla Beach in Gozo
Accomodation – The Maltese archipelago has a wide and diversified hotel offer to satisfy any need. There are luxury hotels equipped with every comfort, tourist villages, apartments for rent, farmhouses or renovated old country houses, hostels and campsites.
Food – Maltese cuisine is Mediterranean, influenced a lot by Sicilian cuisine. If the proximity to Italy is found in the presence of restaurants where you can eat pasta and pizza, British influence is found in the meat dishes often seasoned with sauces.
Flying to Malta – The plane is the fastest way to reach the Maltese archipelago and all flights land at Malta International Airport which is 8 m from Valletta. The airport is connected to the City Gate of Valletta, the bus station, with numerous daily connections.
Getting around – Getting around in the archipelago is quite easy, buses connect the villages, while ferries depart frequently for the islands. The bus terminal is Valletta’s City Gate near the Triton Fountain. In Gozo the bus station is in Vittoria on Main Street.
Suggested daily budget – around 30 to 100 EUR