- Dec 21, 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
- Jun 2, 2018
Visiting the grand and historical museums that Malta has to offer should definitely be at the top of your to-do list when you plan your stay. Fortifications Interpretation Centre, St Mark Street, Valletta The Fortifications Interpretation Centre is like no other museum in Malta. It was built in 1582 and renovated into one of the most admired places in Valletta.
- Apr 14, 2018
It is true that there are many UK ex-pats in Malta, as it was formerly under British rule. And Malta is a European Union country open to tourists from around the world, so it’s no surprise that English is spoken widely. 88% of the Malta population are English speaking, and due to Malta’s close proximity to Italy, around 66% of
- Feb 17, 2018
Valletta’s streets are very pedestrian-friendly, making Valletta a great city for exploring on foot. Anyone that’s visited Malta before will have fond memories of the cobbled Valletta streets that feel like a step back in time. The streets are all straight, some of them small and narrow; and some of them wide and long, spanning across the majestic capital city.
- Sep 14, 2017
Grandmaster de la Valette played a crucial role in Valletta's history and in shaping the capital city as we know it today. From just a short visit to Valletta anyone can see that Malta’s fantastic capital city is steeped in hundreds of years of history. There are very many story-telling landmarks and monuments across the Maltese islands; but Valletta particularly
- Sep 25, 2016
Like many British tourists to Malta, my family had military links with the islands, stretching back to between the wars. Malta's military history deserves some attention, the Knights shiny armour seems to get the majority of the attention in the tourist information but the Second World War in particular was a very important time for the island and indeed for
- Sep 24, 2016
Most of our guests come to escape the day to day chaos of their lives. They come to relax, to be pampered at our small luxury hotel, to sit in the hot tub on their terrace, to nestle in one of our sumptuous chairs to catch up on their reading. Many an author has based themselves and indeed retired on
- Apr 25, 2016
In the one hundred and seventy years that my family has owned this house, now a luxury boutique hotel, the area has seen many changes. The churches and main buildings have remained or were restored after World War II in close to their original style, taking an influence from the rulers of the day, the British. Our house, and your