Things to see and do in Malta
Malta is sometimes described as a microcosm of the Mediterranean: it’s an island which bears the marks of 250 years of rule by the Knights of St. John, as well as more recently being invested by the British Army. Malta remains a popular retirement and holiday destination for ex-servicemen and their families to this day.
But Malta also retains the flavours and cultures of its Arabic and Moroccan, Sicilian and North African heritages. Maltese food is strongly influenced by Sicilian cuisine, with other influences from Provence in Southern France and other Mediteranean cuisines. Malta’s restaurant trade can offer alfresco dining fusing the best of both traditional and modern Malta, so you can eat fenkata (fried rabbit, a traditional Maltese delicacy) from terraces overlooking the sea from St. Julian.
Malta’s immersion in the history of the region means there’s no shortage of ruins and remains to visit, for days out with families or for enthusiasts or those looking for something a little more in-depth. UNESCO called Malta’s capital, Valetta, ‘one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world,’ and the city is noteworthy for its massive fortifications and wealth of beautiful and historic architectural treasures. There are quiet, narrow back streets, or the bustle and hubbub of Triq ir-Repubblika and Triq il-Merkanti, Valetta’s shopping capital. Valetta overlooks Marsamxett Harbour and the beautiful Grand Harbour.
Please feel free to contact us with any details
that you think would be of further interest on this page.