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What to Do In Valletta on a Rainy Day

  • Dec 12, 2021

Malta boasts 300 sunny days every you might feel like luck isn't on your side if your stay coincides with a rainy week.  Worry not, as there are a myriad of things to do in Valletta on a rainy day. Here are 5 activities to get you started.  Visit a museum...or two Valletta is blessed with some world-class museums.

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What to Eat in Valletta? 

  • May 29, 2021

Malta's capital - Valletta - is host to some of the islands' best eateries. From small, charming cafes to Michelin-approved restaurants, it's safe to say that Valletta is a foodie heaven.  The restaurants themselves are as diverse as Malta's cuisine. Many of them aim to bolster traditional Maltese cuisine by serving local dishes such as rabbit stew, fish, kapunata (ratatouille)

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Are there any beaches in Valletta?

  • May 22, 2021

Despite its small size, Valletta is a first-class cultural, historical and gastronomical attraction. Best of all, it's surrounded by the beautiful azure Mediterranean sea. While Valletta is not a prime swimming location, there are a couple of secluded spots in the city that are local favourites.  So, what are your options if you're staying in Valletta and dying to swim?

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Visiting Malta’s Capital in Winter

  • Jan 29, 2021

Let's face it - Malta may not be the first place that pops into your head when thinking of a typical winter destination. However, if you're ready to swap the snow for sunshine, and skiing for diving, you're in for a treat. Malta enjoys 3000 hours of sunlight per year, and an average annual temperature of 23°C. Moreover, the islands'

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The Manoel Theatre In Valletta

  • Jan 22, 2021

It's safe to say that Malta is the ideal setting when it comes to organising period festivals. The Valletta Baroque Festival takes inspiration from the splendid Baroque architecture of Malta's capital city. It posits itself as a champion of Baroque music and a proponent of the Baroque era in general.  The Knights Hospitaller were vigorous patrons of the arts and


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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Is-Suq Tal-Belt – Discovering One Of Valletta’s Newest Attractions

  • Mar 17, 2018

‘Is-Suq Tal-Belt’ Or The Covered Market in Valletta, Uncovers Some Of Malta’s History Inside the walls of Valletta, you’ll find a city that will immerse you in culture; where you can find Museums, Galleries, al fresco dining at the harbour and many piazzas, winding cobbled streets, a palace, forts, and a stunning Cathedral to name just a few landmarks… But,

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Things To Do If Traveling Solo To Malta| A Valletta Bucket List

  • Nov 12, 2017

Valletta is an excellent city to visit no matter what your travel status. There’s so much to see and do, whether you visit as a couple, a family, or are taking time out to travel alone. Casa Ellul owners Matthew and Andrew Ellul have lived in Valletta their whole lives, and know the city inside out. They’ve helped us compile

Top 10 Valletta Attractions Recommended By Casa Ellul

  • Oct 7, 2017

The Ellul family have called Valletta their home for many generations, and the authentic experience of this beautiful city is entwined within the history of this family's formerly home, Casa Ellul. As true Valletta locals, we at Casa Ellul feel it is our obligation and most certainly our pleasure to discuss the following Valletta attractions - to pass on our

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Malta Travel Guide – Shopping, Beaches, Restaurants, Cocktails & More!

  • Jun 21, 2017

With Malta’s great climate throughout May to October, when visiting for a holiday, being close to the beach might seem the wisest option.  However with the amount of tourists visiting the island, especially during the summer months, these popular beaches, particularly the northern beaches like Mellieha Bay, can get very busy and in peak times you’ll likely find yourself lying down on

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What Not To Miss Whilst Visiting Valletta| Valletta In Two Days

  • Jun 10, 2017

If you’re a first-timer looking forward to spending some time in Valletta, we have created a fulfilling itinerary to show you all that our beautiful city has to offer and to help tell the story of why Valletta has been designated as the European Capital of Culture for 2018. One of the most enjoyable aspects of exploring Valletta is that

Fun Things To Do In Malta| Visit Some Art Galleries Whilst In Valletta

  • Apr 24, 2017

Malta is full of talent. We adorn our walls here at Casa Ellul with works by local artists and can help you find works which you may want to have shipped to your home. There are a handful of galleries in Valletta, with some government organisations too housing works by local talent. The Arts Council, Malta Society of Arts and

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Valletta Nightlife| Theatre, Restaurants, Life Music & Bars

  • Apr 11, 2017

Valletta is the newest hotspot in Malta in the evenings. This resurgence in popularity has been anticipated for years. The theatres have never stopped being busy, but with the theatre scene bursting with events, bars and restaurants have sprung up in almost every side street to entertain punters. For the culture vultures, events are regularly held at The Manoel Theatre,

The National Library In Valletta, Just Around The Corner From Casa Ellul

  • 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