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Top Tourist Souvenir Shops In Malta 

  • Jun 26, 2020

Gone are the days when souvenirs automatically conjure the image of run-of-the-mill keychains, mugs, baseball caps and what-not.  Savvy Maltese entrepreneurs and artists have changed the game forever by producing unique, fashion-forward keepsakes that you and your loved ones will surely treasure forever. Here are the top ten dynamic souvenir shops that have rapidly transformed Malta's souvenir industry. Ta' Qali

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Malta – One Of The Safest Countries To Visit During The COVID Pandemic

  • Jun 25, 2020

Malta has been lauded by international institutions such as the European Commission, the Commonwealth, the World Health Organisation and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, as one of the top countries that handled the COVID-19 situation well. In addition to managing to contain the pandemic and having very few death cases, restaurants, hotels, and other establishments have now reopened.  Bouncing

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Malta – Europe’s top destination for LGBTQI Travellers

  • Jun 20, 2020

Malta regularly tops the list when it comes to LGBTQI+ rights. This is primarily due to the progress made by the country in the past couple of years in regards to civil rights legislation and a general shift in the mentality.  Same-sex marriage is legal, and gender-neutral passports have also been introduced in 2019, making this tiny archipelago the perfect

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Top 5 shipwreck dives in Malta

  • Jun 12, 2020

As the famed descendent of Atlantis, it should come as no surprise that Malta is one of the top shipwreck diving spots in the world. The Maltese archipelago's forte lies in its excellent variety of wrecks, and needless to say, there are wrecks of all types, shapes and sizes. If you're a novice, you can easily feast your eyes on

Why was Malta awarded the George Cross?

  • Jun 6, 2020

Since World War II, the George Cross has transformed itself into an undisputedly Maltese symbol. Its cultural position was cemented when, on the 21st of September 1964, it was adopted as an official part of the independent state's flag. However, few people outside Malta know the exact reasons why Malta was awarded the George Cross. This article aims to shed

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How Long Do You Need In Valletta?

  • May 30, 2020

In need of a short city break? Then, the splendid Mediterranean city of Valletta should be at the top of your list. Simply put, Malta's capital city and the EU's cultural capital of 2018, is a delightful cultural and historical cocktail that's enjoying a new buzz and is quickly climbing up the ranks of the top European cities for travellers.

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Top 7 Panoramic Views In Malta

  • May 23, 2020

There's no denying Malta and Gozo's natural beauty. However, if you're mainly visiting urban centres such as Sliema, it's really difficult to appreciate the islands' natural facet and architectural splendour. Therefore, taking yourself to the perfect viewing areas is necessary to enjoy what Malta and Gozo have to offer. Let's discover these areas together. Upper Barrakka Gardens Valletta The Upper

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Visiting Malta For The Second Time: What Else Is There To Do?

  • May 16, 2020

If you've already visited Malta, you've probably been to the main touristic areas of Sliema, Valletta and Comino. However, if you're thinking of visiting a second time, you can rest assured that there are plenty of other localities that are worth a visit. Let's discover them together. Mdina Also known as Città Vecchia or Città Notabile, this fortified city is

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How Do You Get Around Malta? – Your Guide To Maltese Buses, Taxis & Ferries

  • May 9, 2020

This blog post will save you countless hours and euro since it summarizes the main modes of transportation available in Malta. Ready to learn all about them? Let's explore! Buses Buses are the primary type of public transportation present in Malta. As a tourist/traveller, there are a couple of options that you can choose from if you decide to travel

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The Maltese Islands: Facts Worth Knowing

  • May 2, 2020

Malta has its own unique history and geography and a wonderful culture that is famous for being, warm, welcoming and steeped in tradition juxtaposed with innovation! If we had to choose seven top facts worth knowing, here’s what we’d tell you: The Three Islands – Gozo, Comino & Malta Even on a short trip to Malta it’s possible to visit

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Your List of Maltese Artists to Explore and Enjoy!

  • Apr 25, 2020

Malta has a rich artistic culture, likely inspired by the architecture, beautiful views and strong religious and historical background of this wonderful place. It’s a great place to visit for a holiday to explore galleries large and small. Here are just a few Maltese artists who we’d love to recommend to you. John Caruana Caruana is a 72 year old

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The Best Italian Restaurants in Valletta

  • Apr 18, 2020

With Malta being so close to Italy, it comes as no surprise that the capital city of Valletta is host to a tonne of Italian restaurants. This is perfectly the reason why we've compiled a list of the top 5 Italian restaurants in Valletta to help you in distinguishing the authentic eateries from the tourist traps.     Trattoria Romana

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Birgu – Citta’ Vittoriosa

  • Apr 11, 2020

Birgu (also known as Vittoriosa) represents everything that's appealing about the Mediterranean: ancient walled towns, historic buildings, museums, quaint pubs and restaurants, luxurious yachts and ports and sea that's just within reach.  Here's everything you need to know before visiting Birgu.  Birgu's History Due to its seaside location in the south-eastern region of Malta, Birgu has a very long and

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Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in Malta

  • Apr 4, 2020

In the past couple of years, many countries around the world have seen a gradual shift towards vegetarianism and veganism. Malta is no exception. Thankfully, the catering and eatery industry has caught up, and nowadays, there are a couple of exquisite eateries that offer a great selection of vegetarian and vegan food. Here are 6 eateries in Malta that you

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Salt Pans in Malta – A Must-See!

  • Mar 28, 2020

Malta's sister island, Gozo, is widely known for its natural splendours. A notable natural landscape that you should definitely visit is Xwejni's Salt Pans, situated in Gozo's northern coast area.  What are 'salt pans'? Salt pans are flat expanses covered with salt and essential minerals. They come about due to evaporation, and they usually happen in areas where the rate

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Lacemaking In Malta

  • Mar 21, 2020

Lacemaking is one of Malta’s most famous arts, and handcrafted Maltese lace is a much sought-after tourist souvenir. Although the number of local people skilled in lacemaking has declined, Maltese lace still remains exceptionally popular today. There has recently been a revival of the craft for leisure, with the craft being taught in some schools, and specialist workshops from the

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Victoria – Gozo’s Capital City

  • Mar 14, 2020

When planning a trip to Malta, there is so much choice for places to visit, sights to see and things to do. Some visitors will come for the beaches, some for the military history, some for the nightlife, some for the architecture, and some for the boat trips and diving. A trip to Malta’s capital Valletta is usually high on

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Valletta’s Top 5 Dessert Spots!

  • Feb 22, 2020

Valletta is known for a lot of things, including its history, architecture, museums and World War II. However, if you're not a local, you might not know that Valletta is the place to be if you're looking to indulge in coffee, cake and Maltese sweets. Fortunately, we've scoured the city to find the top 5 eateries which specialize in sweets

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Freedom Day In Malta – 31st of March

  • Feb 16, 2020

Freedom Day is one of Malta's numerous national holidays. It's celebrated annually on the 31st of March, and it marks the British troops and navy's withdrawal from the islands. We all know that the Maltese love a public holiday. But why exactly is this specific public holiday special? Let's find out. What is Freedom Day all about? On the 31st

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5 of Malta’s Best Traditional Maltese Food Restaurants

  • Feb 15, 2020

If you’re coming to visit Malta, then you really must try our traditional food! Anyone who has visited Malta and tried some of the homely dishes and wonderful sweets that our nation loves to cook will tell you that the Maltese cuisine is truly unique. Maltese food has been influenced throughout the years by our colourful past that has included

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Palaces in Malta Worth Visiting

  • Feb 7, 2020

Visualize Malta's vibrant history by visiting a couple of the following palaces when you're next in Malta.  Auberge de Castille/Grandmaster's Palace - Valletta The Grandmaster's Palace was originally built in the 1570s to serve as the primary residence of the Knights of St John. The present building, which dates back to the 1740s, was rebuilt by Manuel Pinto de Fonseca.

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The Feast of St.Paul’s Shipwreck in Valletta – 10th February

  • Feb 4, 2020

The 10th of February is a national holiday, and a day of processions, religious ceremony and family get togethers. It celebrates Malta’s patron saint, the apostle Paul, and his stay in Malta which is noted in the Acts of the New Testament. Around the year A.D 60 his ship was wrecked near Malta. When he landed on the island he

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Shopping In Malta – All You Need To Know!

Without a shadow of a doubt, you can't visit a country without doing a spot of shopping. Thankfully, if you're visiting Malta this year, you'll be pleased to learn that Malta is bursting with incredible malls and designer boutiques filled with the hottest trends in today's international fashion industry.  Valletta Valletta has been Malta's prime shopping hub for decades. Republic

Valletta – A Valentine’s Surprise Trip

  • Jan 25, 2020

Valentine's day is fast approaching and what better way to surprise your loved one than to plan a surprise couple's getaway? If you're looking for a European country with a lot of history, a Mediterranean climate and is small enough to navigate in a couple of days, we can guarantee that Malta should be at the top of your list.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Get Married In Malta!

Malta is widely known as being one of Europe's prime wedding destinations. The sun-soaked archipelago's straightforward and inclusive marriage legalities, the tropical weather and its idyllic location are some of the key things that transformed the islands into a wedding hotspot. Therefore, keep reading if you've been scouring the net for your perfect paradise. We might have the ideal set

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Top Reasons to visit Malta in February

  • Dec 12, 2019

You don’t need to save all your holiday time for the summer; beat the January blues and book a trip to Malta in February, you won’t regret it! Malta is a fantastic place to visit any time of the year whether for a short stay over a couple of nights or a longer relaxing break from your normal routine. The

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Upcoming Festive Season Events Malta 2019/2020!

  • Dec 10, 2019

Cities around the globe are decked with the flashiest Christmas decorations. Valletta is no exception. Thousands frequent the city's main streets during this festive period, hoping to find the right gift for their loved ones.  In addition to the hustle and bustle associated with Christmas shopping, there are tonnes of events happening all across the city and the islands. It's

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Top Maltese Bands or Singers you should Check Out whilst in Malta

  • Dec 7, 2019

There are so many concerts and festivals all year round with acts from across the globe, but we love nothing more than to celebrate our local Maltese talent, so we’d like to introduce you to some of Malta’s best music acts. Red Electrick (aka REK) This vibrant band is made up of a talented group of five Maltese males who

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Should you hire a car in Malta?

  • Dec 1, 2019

While you’re planning and researching your trip to Malta, you’re probably looking for the best locations to stay in and the easiest way to get around during your stay to see as much of our beautiful landscape as possible. Hiring a car during a short holiday can be helpful if you’re staying in a remote location or want to travel

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Popular Maltese Myths & Legends Worth Knowing About!

  • Nov 28, 2019

Undoubtedly, Malta is a treasure trove of legends, myths, folklore and mysterious tales. Malta's geographic position between Africa and Europe means that the islands have often been featured in other countries' folklore. Let's have a look at four tales that have captured people's imagination for decades, if not centuries. Ogygia In Odyssea – Calypso Cave In Gozo, there's an open-cave

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Top 5 Places To Visit in Malta if You Hire a Car

  • Nov 17, 2019

If you’re staying in Valletta or Sliema, the chances are that you might spend your days exploring these two cities. However, hiring a car opens a world of new possibilities. We’re running down the top five places you can best explore if you hire a car during your stay in Malta: Marsaxlokk The picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk is situated

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Caravaggio in Malta

  • Nov 4, 2019

The Milan-born Michelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio is widely known for his realistic observation of the human figure as well as for being a troublemaker. Nowadays, he's recognised as one of the most important painters of the Baroque period that happened to have a colourful past that included Malta. Considering his tragically short life, Caravaggio seems to have experienced life in

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Malta WWII Facts & WWII Tourist Sites To Visit

  • Nov 2, 2019

Malta is a treasure trove for history and culture. Its strategic position at the heart of the Mediterranean means that it always served as a political stage and a go-to location in the not-so-distant age of empire building and world wars. Malta During WWII The Maltese islands served as a stronghold for the Allied forces from where they could keep

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Best Time of the Year to Visit Malta

  • Oct 26, 2019

You can visit Malta any time of the year and have plenty to see and do, no matter what the weather. However, there are certain activities and itineraries that will work better in particular seasons, so we’ve outlined below how to make the most of your Winter, Spring, Autumn or Summer visit to Malta. The temperature will average around 9

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What Not To Miss If You Are In Malta This November!

  • Oct 19, 2019

It's getting colder these days! Europe is busily preparing for Halloween, the hectic Christmas period and the other festivities that characterize this time of year. It's safe to say that Malta's winters are nothing short of spectacular. Sure, there are a couple of rainy days here and there. However, unlike the rest of Europe, there are also a lot of

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Our Favourite Valletta Bars| 10 Best Bars In Valletta

  • Oct 12, 2019

Looking for an authentic drinking experience while you’re in Malta? These bars in Valletta offer a genuine, 360-degree experience that will definitely keep you coming back for more! Charles Grech This staple in Republic Street is known for its Belle Époque-style decor, tasty food and a wide selection of cocktails and drinks. Step into Charles Grech for a classy start

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8 Beautiful Malta Gardens Worth Visiting!

  • Oct 5, 2019

Everyone needs some time off. We all know that a holiday can sometimes turn into an exhausting affair. Therefore, we're running down the most beautiful gardens in Malta, that will hopefully serve as go-to spots when you need to take a well-deserved break from sightseeing and travelling! San Anton Gardens, Attard These carefully planned gardens are our go-to choice for

Malta Poker Events October 2019!

  • Sep 27, 2019

No one can dispute the fact that Malta is a world-renowned gaming spot. This Mediterranean isle is perfect for a poker trip that can also double as a relaxing holiday. Its mild winters and tropical summers mean that you can enjoy different aspects of the island all year round. After all, it's always a great idea to swim or sunbathe

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Conferences In Malta Worth Attending This October 2019

  • Sep 20, 2019

Malta has quickly gained a reputation as a MICE industry leader. Furthermore, Malta's well on its way to establishing itself as a competitor in the technology and innovation industries.  These two facts, combined with Malta's strategic position in the middle of the Mediterranean and its excellent connections to major European cities, resulted in a myriad of top conferences being hosted

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10 Top Things You Must Do In Malta – Malta Bucket List!

  • Sep 14, 2019

Malta is blessed with picturesque locations that offer a tonne of possibilities when it comes to immersing yourself in the Mediterranean lifestyle. The Maltese way of life is the epitome of what the Italians refer to as la dolce vita (the good life), and let’s face it, who doesn’t want to experience that? We’re making it super easy for you

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10 Facts about Malta worth knowing before visiting!

  • Sep 7, 2019

The Maltese archipelago is an ideal spot if you're seriously in need of a holiday with a difference. This Southern European gem is packed with restaurants, bars, beaches, hiking trails, diving spots, restaurants, clubs, forts, and what-not. We're simplifying your trip by running down to top ten facts about Malta worth knowing before visiting (you can thank us later). Brace

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Choosing where to stay in Malta?

  • Aug 31, 2019

You've booked a flight to Malta. Perfect! You'll be delighted to learn that Malta is blessed with picturesque and Instagram-worthy towns and villages with a wide range of high-quality accommodation options to choose from. Don't have time to research? You're in luck! We're running down the top 8 places to stay in Malta. Valletta This city screams baroque. From ornate

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LGBTQ Rights in Malta & Pride Week September 2019

  • Aug 24, 2019

Pride Week in Malta, like other Pride events around the world, is growing year on year as more people want to support the cause and join the celebrations. This is fantastic news for the LGBTQ community and is making Malta a more inclusive place to live and visit. How Malta is leading the way for LGBTQ rights Last year Malta

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Upcoming events in Malta this October!

  • Aug 17, 2019

Summer is well underway, and we have been enjoying a fantastic calendar of events and festivals in Malta in 2019. As the seasons change the entertainment doesn’t stop though, there are several exciting events in Malta in October to look forward to. Notte Bianca – 5th October in Valletta Notte Bianca is a festival of celebration of Maltese art and

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What not to miss in Gozo!

  • Aug 10, 2019

You really will be spoilt for choice with things to do in Gozo and just a short trip never feels quite long enough. There are certain things that you simply must try to squeeze into your trip to Gozo and with a bit of planning, we think you can work your way through this list of 11 Gozo itinerary items!

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Popular Fashion Designer Shops In Malta

  • Jul 20, 2019

Malta is full of classic souvenirs, in particular our famous Mdina glass. There are many different trinkets and tokens you could bring home to remember your holiday by, but how about bringing home something a little more useful and meaningful? Malta creates some beautiful clothing and if you purchase something from a local designer, you can be sure that it’s

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A Complete Guide to Clubbing in Malta

  • Jul 13, 2019

Whilst Malta is famous for its ancient history first and foremost, in the background we’re fast becoming known as a great place to party! With some fantastic festivals taking over the summer months and more than enough drinking spots, there’s always somewhere to go if you’re looking for good company and good music. Valletta, the capital city is the hub

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Maltese Wine & Upcoming Wine Festivals

  • Jun 29, 2019

Malta has been producing wine for more than 2000 years, however in the past we were not high up on the list of places to visit for a wine tour – it seems we liked to keep our delicious drinks to ourselves and produce limited runs each year of our finest red, whites and rosés!Over the last decade or so,

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Mdina Medieval City & Malta’s International Food Festival

  • Jun 15, 2019

Why visit Mdina Malta’s Fortified City? Mdina is an incredibly special part of Malta’s history; the former capital, now intriguingly known as the 4000-year-old Silent City. It’s one of Europe’s most precious pieces of history, with its beautiful Baroque architecture of impressive palaces nestled between ancient medieval walls. As well as the stunning surroundings of Mdina, the Silent City is

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Upcoming Music Events in Malta – July 2019

We are a place of celebration and jubilation throughout the year, and every musical taste is catered for in one of the many events held across the islands. This July there are two of Malta’s biggest music events taking place.Malta Jazz Festival Monday 15th July – Saturday 20th JulyThe majority of performances during the Malta Jazz Festival take place in Valletta and